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.  See a preview and 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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