Makers: Women Who Make America

Equal Rights Amendment supporters voice their disapproval of the 22-16 vote against the E.R.A.
in the Florida Senate. June 21, 1982.

Review the story of how women have helped shape America over the last 50 years through one of the most sweeping social revolutions in our country’s history, in pursuit of their rights to a full and fair share of political power, economic opportunity, and personal autonomy. The documentary builds on the unprecedented multi-platform video experience from PBS and AOL: makers.com.

Originally broadcast on Feb. 26 on WGBH 2


Visit the Makers Youtube channel for hundreds of video interviews with American women.


Makers: Women Who Make America

Makers: Women Who Make America

Makers: Women Who Make America

Review the story of how women have helped shape America over the last 50 years through one of the most sweeping social revolutions in our country’s history, in pursuit of their rights to a full and fair share of political power, economic opportunity, and personal autonomy. 

180 min.

Boston Marathon

Boston Marathon

Makers: Women Who Make America

In 1967 Kathrine Switzer ran in the Boston Marathon, and had to enter under her initials as women were not allowed in the race. By proving that women could finish the race she changed the sport of running forever.

Civil Rights

Civil Rights

Makers: Women Who Make America

Radicalized by their experiences for Civil Rights, women began see there needed to be a women's liberation movement.

Dr. Susan Love

Dr. Susan Love

Makers: Women Who Make America

In 1980, Susan Love became the first female General Surgeon on the staff of Boston’s Beth Israel Hospital. Realizing that women were not getting the best care in the treatment of breast cancer she decided to specialize and has drastically altered the equations surrounding the disease. 1990’s Dr. Susan Love’s Breast Book is now in it's fifth edition.

Ladies Home Journal Sit In

Ladies Home Journal Sit In

Makers: Women Who Make America

Women held a sit-in at the offices of Ladies Home Journal.

Related Features

The hits and the highlights from WGBH
 

   

Food & Wine Festival 2014 Adlob-all pages
TV Pledge: Hometown Adlob