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.
She has been called the Mother of the Freedom Movement.
She is one of the most influential artists of the 20th century.
The inspirational women feaured above are from PBS documentaries and productions by Independent Lens (When I Rise, Black Power Mixtape, Half the Sky), POV (Chisholm '72), and NewsHour (Remembering Wangari Maathai) and To The Contrary.
NewsHour Remembers Wangari Maathai.
First black principal ballerina at the American Ballet Theatre on her historic rise.
More Women to Know:
Carolyn Parker: Hurricane Katrina Surviror and Community Activist
I'm Carolyn Parker: The Good, The Mad, and The Beautiful (POV)
Vernice Armour: America's first African American female combat pilot.
To The Contrary
Ameena Matthews: Chicago Native and Community Activist
The Interrupters (FRONTLINE)