Women’s History Month is recognized as a time to reflect on the struggles and challenges women have faced in their quest for rights, security and dignity. But, for women, every day is a continual march toward justice. One where America’s daughters can share in the same opportunities as its sons. Throughout March, the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority (OETA) will feature programming that tells the stories of how far women have come, and how far they have yet to go to establish an enduring equality.
This programming includes:
- American Masters: Holly Near, 8 p.m., Friday, March 1, tells the story of feminist singer Holly Near, who, for the last 40 years, has worked on global social justice and equality using the power of song.
- Return: Native American Women Reclaim Foodways for Health & Spirit, 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 21, focuses on empowering people to overcome their current circumstances through eating as their ancestors did.
- Great Performances, Birgit Nilsson: A League of Her Own, 8 p.m., Friday, March 22, is a performance documentary celebrating the life and career of the era-defining Swedish dramatic soprano.
- Women, War & Peace, 8 p.m. & 9 p.m., Monday, March 25 and Tuesday, March 26, this four-part series shows how some of the biggest international stories of recent memory are shaped by women.
- Warrior Women, 10 p.m., Monday, March 25, is the story of mothers and daughters fighting for indigenous rights in the American Indian Movement of the 1970s.
- Anne Morgan’s War, 10 p.m., Tuesday, March 26, chronicles how American heiress Anne Morgan poured both her own fortune and intense fundraising into rebuilding Picardy, a region of northern France devastated by the Great War.
- Great Performances: Julius Caesar, 8 p.m., Friday, March 29, is an all-women production of the Shakespearean play, set in prison.
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