MAKERS: Women Who Make America

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March 1, 2013
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Save the date for a special social screening of "MAKERS: Women Who Make America." To find out more about this landmark PBS series and other resources, visit

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Part One: Awakening

The story of the birth of the modern Women’s Movement. When Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique came out in 1963, millions of American women felt the constraints of 1950s post-war culture, which confined them to the home or to low-paying, dead end jobs. At the same time, another group of women were emerging from the anti-war and civil rights movement determined to achieve their own revolution.

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58min 46sec


  • Moderator Avatar
    Michon Boston

    ITVS National Outreach Consultant Washington, DC "The National Endowment for the Humanities funded my student project 'A History of Black Women at Oberlin College.' Many of the women in the MAKERS series had a tremendous influence on my work with that project. I donated the papers to the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (New York City Library)."

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    Renee Gasch


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    Barbara Smith


    Barbara Smith, organizer, scholar, and builder of Black Feminism in the United States, and co-founder of Kitchen Table Women of Color Press, the first U.S. publisher of women of color. Barbara appears in the first episode of "Makers". She is currently serving her second term as a member of the Albany Common Council.

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    Amy Richards


    Amy Richards is co-founder of the Third Wave Foundation. She’s written several books including Manifesta, Grassroots and Opting In. She’s also written for major publications including the New York Times, Bitch, The Chicago Tribune, and also has her own “Ask Amy” column on

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