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Be inspired by an exceptional group of women in this collection of videos and web-exclusive features from trusted public media partners. Each of the features below is a window into a documentary or program about Black women who have made a special mark on their communities and the World. The features will connect you directly to the website of a PBS partner where it can be viewed in full or allow you to watch a preview directly within the collection below. Get started now! Explore Inspirational Women with PBS.

Harriet Tubman: 100 Years of Legacy

Harriet Tubman: 100 Years of Legacy

10 Interesting Facts you may not know about Harriet Tubman.

A Tribute to Maya Angelou

A Tribute to Maya Angelou

Be inspired by the legacy of Maya Angelou.

Daisy Bates was a complex, unconventional and largely forgotten heroine of the civil rights movement who led the charge to desegregate the all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Ark., in 1957. From Independent Lens.
Rosa Parks: Special Collection

Rosa Parks: Special Collection

She has been called the Mother of the Freedom Movement.

"Sister Rosetta Tharpe: The Godmother of Rock and Roll."

"Sister Rosetta Tharpe: The Godmother of Rock and Roll."

She is one of the most influential artists of the 20th century.

Angela Davis on Seeing Her Younger Self

Angela Davis on Seeing Her Younger Self

Angela Davis speaks with PBS NewsHour about her 1972 interviews.

When I Rise - Who is Barbara Conrad?

When I Rise - Who is Barbara Conrad?

For Conrad - truly the embodiment of "Amazing Grace" - creativity is essential.

Dr. Maya Angelou encourages young women to have self-confidence. From To The Contrary.

The inspirational women feaured above are from PBS documentaries and productions by Independent Lens (When I RiseBlack Power MixtapeHalf the Sky), POV (Chisholm '72), and NewsHour (Remembering Wangari Maathai) and To The Contrary.

The First African Woman to Win the Nobel Peace Prize

The First African Woman to Win the Nobel Peace Prize

NewsHour Remembers Wangari Maathai.

Change Agents: Women Are the Solution

Change Agents: Women Are the Solution

Extraordinary people empowering women worldwide.

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More Women to Know:

Carolyn ParkerCarolyn Parker: Hurricane Katrina Surviror and Community Activist  
I'm Carolyn Parker: The Good, The Mad, and The Beautiful
 
(POV)

  

Vernice ArmourVernice Armour: America's first African American female combat pilot.
To The Contrary


Ameena Matthews

Ameena Matthews: Chicago Native and Community Activist 
The Interrupters
(FRONTLINE)

 

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