WATERTOWN, NY (March 1, 2023) – In March, WPBS celebrates women! We honor their accomplishments and achievements, and commemorate the changes they’ve made in our world. Throughout the month of March 2023, WPBS presents special programming that showcases how women work against deep-rooted gender discrimination and stereotypes while advocating for their stories to be told.
Join WPBS in celebrating Women’s History Month with this line up of programming:
Secrets of the Dead: Cleopatra’s Lost Tomb (March 8th at 10:00 pm) Learn about the legendary queen Cleopatra, who ruled the Egyptian empire. Will an amateur archaeologist’s theory reveal where the queen’s lost tomb is hidden?
Irma Thomas: The Soul Queen of New Orleans (March 12th at 1:00 pm) This captivating one-hour concert documentary highlights the successful life and career of the legendary New Orleans Soul Queen and Grammy-award winner Irma Thomas.
Awakening in Taos: The Mabel Dodge Luhan Story (March 12th at 2:00 pm) A documentary film presenting the remarkable story of Mabel Dodge Luhan, a woman 100 years ahead of her time.
Ruth Stone’s Vast Library of the Female Mind (March 12th at 3:00 pm) After tragedy strikes, acclaimed poet Ruth Stone retreated to the margins of the literary world, working tirelessly to provide for her children, and transforming her intense grief into poetry, using simple, startling language.
Kea’s Ark (March 12th at 4:00 pm) In the 1980s, a three-story ark was built in Newark’s devastated Central Ward. Self-taught artist and engineer Kea Tawana designed and constructed the massive boat by herself.
Kasturba Gandhi: Accidental Activist (March 19th at 1:00 pm) Kasturba Gandhi lived her life in the shadow of her iconic husband, but now her story is finally being told.
Olympia (March 19th at 3:30 pm) An intimate look into the life and career of beloved Oscar-winning actress Olympia Dukakis, who forged her own path with blazing courage.
Alpha Kappa Alpha: A Legacy of Service (March 26th at 1:00 pm) The 115-year history of one of the nation’s oldest African American women’s organizations.
Story of D-Day Forecast: Three Days in June (March 26th at 2:00 pm) This film tells the extraordinary story of Ireland’s little-known but crucial involvement in WWII, and how the D-Day landings’ timing was determined by readings obtained by a 21-year-old.
Independent Lens: Storming Caesars Palace (March 26th at 3:00 pm) After losing her job as a hotel worker in Las Vegas, Ruby Duncan and other equality activists took on the Nevada mob in organizing a massive protest that shut down Caesars Palace.
Discovering New York Suffrage Stories (March 28th at 10:30 pm) The 70-year fight for suffrage began in Central New York, an epicenter of reform. Success depended on many women whose stories are often forgotten. Meet some of the women who tirelessly navigated religious intolerance, sexism, politics, and racism as they fought for the vote and women’s equality.
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