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Video thumbnail: American Masters Jovita Idar: Mexican American Activist and Journalist

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Jovita Idar: Mexican American Activist and Journalist

Jovita Idar was a Latina journalist who worked for an end to segregation and racism.

Jovita Idar: Mexican American Activist and Journalist

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What Unladylike Means to Me

Modern day women from the series discuss what the term "unladylike" means to them.

What Unladylike Means to Me

Video thumbnail: American Masters Martha Hughes Cannon: The First Woman State Senator

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Martha Hughes Cannon: The First Woman State Senator

Martha Hughes Cannon was a historic state senator and public health pioneer.

Martha Hughes Cannon: The First Woman State Senator

Video thumbnail: American Masters She was a Civil Rights Activist and Co-Founder of the NAACP

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She was a Civil Rights Activist and Co-Founder of the NAACP

Mary Church Terrell was a suffragist, civil rights activist and co-founder of the NAACP.

She was a Civil Rights Activist and Co-Founder of the NAACP

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She was a Daredevil Performer & Advocate for the Blind

Sonora Webster Carver (1904-2003) was one of the most famous horse divers in the world.

She was a Daredevil Performer & Advocate for the Blind

Video thumbnail: American Masters Unladylike2020: The Changemakers

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Unladylike2020: The Changemakers

Illuminating the stories of extraordinary American heroines.

Unladylike2020: The Changemakers

Video thumbnail: American Masters An Interview with Activist Brittany Packnett Cunningham

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An Interview with Activist Brittany Packnett Cunningham

Brittany Packnett Cunningham is a leader at the intersection of culture and justice.

An Interview with Activist Brittany Packnett Cunningham

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The Making of Unladylike2020

Director Charlotte Mangin discusses what went into making Unladylike2020.

The Making of Unladylike2020

Video thumbnail: American Masters She was the First Woman to Swim Across the English Channel

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She was the First Woman to Swim Across the English Channel

Gertrude Ederle made history in 1926 as the first woman to swim across the English Channel

She was the First Woman to Swim Across the English Channel

Video thumbnail: American Masters Queen Lili‘uokalani - The First and Last Queen of Hawai‘i

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Queen Lili‘uokalani - The First and Last Queen of Hawai‘i

Queen Lili‘uokalani was the first sovereign queen, and the last monarch of Hawai'i.

Queen Lili‘uokalani - The First and Last Queen of Hawai‘i

Video thumbnail: American Masters Why Fran Lebowitz Always Sought Advice From Toni Morrison

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Why Fran Lebowitz Always Sought Advice From Toni Morrison

Cultural critic Fran Lebowitz on why she would ask Toni Morrison for advice.

Why Fran Lebowitz Always Sought Advice From Toni Morrison

Video thumbnail: American Masters Sissieretta Jones was a Trailblazing Black Opera Singer

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Sissieretta Jones was a Trailblazing Black Opera Singer

Sissieretta Jones was the first Black woman to headline a concert at Carnegie Hall.

Sissieretta Jones was a Trailblazing Black Opera Singer

Video thumbnail: American Masters When Toni Morrison Won The Nobel Prize

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When Toni Morrison Won The Nobel Prize

Toni Morrison tells the story of going to Stockholm to accept the Nobel Prize.

When Toni Morrison Won The Nobel Prize

Video thumbnail: American Masters Toni Morrison On Writing Without the "White Gaze"

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Toni Morrison On Writing Without the "White Gaze"

Toni Morrison talks about writing without the "white gaze."

Toni Morrison On Writing Without the "White Gaze"

Video thumbnail: American Masters The Story Behind the Title of the Novel "The Bluest Eye"

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The Story Behind the Title of the Novel "The Bluest Eye"

Toni Morrison recalls the time a Black childhood friend had been praying for blue eyes.

The Story Behind the Title of the Novel "The Bluest Eye"

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Director Interview with Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

Director Timothy Greenfield-Sanders talks about how he first met Toni Morrison.

Director Interview with Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

Video thumbnail: American Masters The Mae West Film that Helped Save Paramount Pictures

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The Mae West Film that Helped Save Paramount Pictures

The Mae West film "She Done Him Wrong" was credited with helping to save Paramount.

The Mae West Film that Helped Save Paramount Pictures

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The First American Indian Doctor

Susan La Flesche Picotte became the first American Indian woman doctor.

The First American Indian Doctor

Video thumbnail: American Masters Without "Talkies" There Would Be No Mae West

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Without "Talkies" There Would Be No Mae West

Why were "talkies" (films with sound) necessary for Mae West to have become a star?

Without "Talkies" There Would Be No Mae West

Video thumbnail: American Masters Why Didn't Mae West Keep Up with the Latest Fashions?

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Why Didn't Mae West Keep Up with the Latest Fashions?

Mae West's persona was inspired by the fashion trends of the 1890's.

Why Didn't Mae West Keep Up with the Latest Fashions?

Video thumbnail: American Masters Mae West Made this "Insane" Film in her 80's

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Mae West Made this "Insane" Film in her 80's

The film "Sextette," which Mae West made at age 87, was actually a "radical power move."

Mae West Made this "Insane" Film in her 80's

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How Madonna May Have Been Influenced by Mae West

How have Madonna and other women entertainers followed in Mae West's footsteps?

How Madonna May Have Been Influenced by Mae West

Video thumbnail: American Masters Annie Smith Peck: Record-Breaking Mountaineer

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Annie Smith Peck: Record-Breaking Mountaineer

She was a record-breaking mountaineer, educator and suffragist.

Annie Smith Peck: Record-Breaking Mountaineer

Video thumbnail: American Masters Gladys Bentley: Gender-Bending Performer and Musician

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Gladys Bentley: Gender-Bending Performer and Musician

Gladys Bentley was a musical sensation and gender identity pioneer.

Gladys Bentley: Gender-Bending Performer and Musician

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