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ETV Features Women’s History Special Programs and Knowitall.org Resources!
Women’s History Month is celebrated in March to highlight the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. ETV presents special programming and Knowitall.org offers great classroom resources, too!
-On March 26 beginning at 3:00 p.m., ETV will present a line-up of programs for Women’s History Month! The diverse selection of programs includes a documentary about the late Helen Hill, a midlands resident who created a film about a New Orleans dressmaker; a program highlighting the entrepreneurship saga of Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubinstein; and the story of the historical, dramatic vote in Tennessee to ratify the women’s right to vote in 1920.
-ETV’s Knowitall brings the content educators need for Women’s History Month, and it’s so easy to locate—just a few clicks away! From the American Revolution to the Civil Rights Era, and in fields from education, to medicine, to law, this month’s featured Collection brings stories of the courageous women who have impacted our lives, then and now! Learn more.
Women’s Specials on ETV Sunday, March 26 beginning at 3:00 p.m.:
- Southern Lens: The Florestine Collection - Experimental animator Helen Hill found more than 100 handmade dresses in a trash pile on one Mardi Gras Day in New Orleans. She set out to make a film about the dressmaker, an African-American seamstress who had recently passed away. The dresses and much of the film footage were later flood-damaged by Hurricane Katrina while Helen was still working on the film. Helen was murdered in a home invasion in New Orleans in 2007. Her husband Paul Gailiunas completed the film, which includes Helen's original silhouette, cut-out, and puppet animation, as well as flood-damaged and restored home movies.
Airs: March 26 at 3:00 p.m. on ETV
- Powder & The Glory - This program tells a story of women's entrepreneurship through the lens of the creation and development of the rival business empires of Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubinstein. These two indomitable immigrants changed all that and transformed the way we look at ourselves.
Airs: March 26 at 4:00 p.m. on ETV
- Beth Ames Swartz: Reminders of Invisible Light – This program focuses on a woman artist's resolve to choose love and creativity over fear and pain. Through her visual interpretations of historic and revered wisdom systems of knowledge, Beth Ames Swartz invites us to honor the sacredness of all life. Swartz hopes that by visually showing the interconnectedness of one belief system to another, each of us may experience a common compassion. This story of healing, courage and love encourages viewers to reflect upon their own sense of purpose, spiritual values and our innate ability for continual transformation.
Airs: March 26 at 5:30 p.m. on ETV
- Soldier On: Life After Deployment - Three women - Natasha Young, Amanda Tejada and Lyndsey Lyons - confront the challenges of readjusting to civilian life after their post-9/11 military service. Once back in the United States, the women cope with the disintegration of their relationships, alcohol and substance abuse, depression, health problems, military sexual trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, and employment difficulties.
Airs: March 26 at 6:00 p.m. on ETV
- Penny Champion of the Marginalized - Celebrated criminal defense attorney and art collector Penny Cooper is a role model and pioneer.
Airs: March 26 at 7:00 p.m. on ETV
- Perfect 36: When Women Won the Vote - This program chronicles the dramatic vote to ratify this amendment, and the years of debate about women's suffrage that preceded it. On July 17, 1920, Carrie Chapman Catt, President of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, arrived to spend a few days in Nashville. She was traveling on the heels of Tennessee Governor A.H. Roberts' announcement of a special session of the state legislature, called at the urging of President Woodrow Wilson. One more state needed to ratify the proposed amendment, and that duty rested solely on the shoulders of Tennessee. Learn about this interesting story!
Airs: March 26 at 7:30 p.m. on ETV
Women’s History Month Resources on Knowitall.org
ETV’s Knowitall brings you the content you need for Women’s History Month, and it’s so easy to locate—just a few clicks away! From the American Revolution to the Civil Rights Era, and in fields from education, to medicine, to law, this month’s featured Collection brings stories of the courageous women who have impacted our lives, then and now! Learn more.