MAKERS: Women Who Make America

Creator and co-producer of “MAKERS: Women Who Make America” Dyllan McGee said she wanted to make a film about women’s rights pioneer and Ms. Magazine co-founder Gloria Steinem, but Steinem “said her story was part of a collective of stories.”  From that inception, MAKERS aims to become the largest and most dynamic collection of women’s stories ever assembled.

The three-hour documentary, which airs on WGBY tonight at 8pm, originated from a very clear premise:  Over the last half century, the work of millions of women has altered virtually every aspect of American culture.  MAKERS tells the story of these exceptional women — both famous and heretofore unknown individuals — whose pioneering contributions continue to shape the world.  Visit for stories about women such as Judy Blume, Katie Couric, Geraldine Ferraro, Billie Jean King, Maya Lin, Condoleezza Rice and Faith Ringgold .

You can find resources on the subject of women at PBS sites such as NewsHourEXTRA for Teachers:  Lesson Plans on WomenPBS LearningMediaAmerican Experience and its  teachers’ area

With Women’s History Month coming in March, watch for more great resources to motivate and inspire you and  students!

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