Susan Sarandon‘s production company, Reframed Pictures, American Masters and Submarine are partnering on a feature-length documentary film about 1940s screen siren Hedy Lamarr (November 9, 1914 – January 19, 2000).
The 2017 National Black Writers Conference will recognize the enduring legacy of poet Gwendolyn Brooks on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, NY. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr for updates and interviews from the event. Share your thoughts on Gwendolyn Brooks and other women in literature by using the hashtag #InspiringWomanPBS.
On this day in 1963, at only 30 years old, Patsy Cline was killed in a multiple-fatality plane crash after performing to a packed house in Kansas City, Kansas. In her short career, Cline re-defined femininity, developing a unique sense of style while cutting a fiercely independent path for herself. Despite growing up in poverty with […]
March is Women’s History Month, and it’s a fantastic opportunity for us to highlight some of the incredible, inspirational women who are part of American Masters. Whether breaking norms or cooking up storms, American Masters have been changing history for women in so many ways. Here are some of the lessons we’ve learned from these powerful, […]
Go beyond the broadcast and join the American Masters community in person! Whether it’s a theatrical screening or a gallery showing, your favorite documentaries can come to life right in your neighborhood. Here are a few upcoming opportunities to join the conversation in March: Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise For more information on all […]
The “King of the Blues,” was was known for his guitar’s vibrato, his work as a soloist, and also for his animated expressions. Be sure to catch the full documentary, B.B. King: The Life of Riley, available publicly for streaming through Friday, March 3. Here are our top three B.B. King GIFs, for when you really need an animated […]
Despite being known for songs like “You’re Stronger Than Me,” and “I Fall to Pieces,” Patsy Cline was a true powerhouse – a trailblazer for women. She was one of the most successful and iconic women in the country music movement coming out of Nashville in the 1950s and ’60s. She pioneered a way for […]
On Feb. 16, 2017, at a special preview event for the new documentary American Masters — Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise at New York Public Library‘s The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Colin Johnson, grandson of the late Dr. Maya Angelou and Co-Founder and Principal of Caged Bird Legacy, LLC, presented Secretary Hillary Rodham […]
Exactly 6 years ago today, Dr. Maya Angelou was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by former President Barack Obama, joining an astonishing group of 15 other American Masters who have also been honored with the medal. Explore this gallery to see the all of the American Masters who have been honored by the White House […]
If you’d like to know more about Dr. Maya Angelou, look no further than our media partners at KQED. They’ve created a space dedicated to Dr. Angelou’s work, especially focusing on her time in the Bay Area. Watch remarkable archival footage from Blacks, Blues, Black!, Dr. Angelou’s 10-part series on the connection between Blues music and […]