Makers: Women Who Make America

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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.


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