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Women's History and Programs

March 2024

Join Maryland Public Television as we celebrate some remarkable women, from activists to entertainers and more. 

Airing on MPT

The SixTripleEight
Monday, March 11 at 9pm

American Masters: Mae West: Dirty Blonde 
Monday, March 11 at 10:30pm
Tuesday, March 12, 3:30am

Maryland Farm & Harvest - Women in Agriculture
Tuesday, March 12 at 7pm
Thursday, March 14, 11pm
Sunday, March 17, 6am

American Experience: The Sun Queen
Tuesday, March 12 at 9pm

Airing on MPT2

Bonnie Boswell Presents: Saving Moms 
Tuesday, March 5 at 9pm 

All We've Got  
Wednesday, March 6 at 10pm

Facing the Laughter: Minnie Pearl 
Monday, March 11, 10pm

Jane Addams – Together We Rise: American Stories 
Tuesday, March 12 at 9pm

Composer: Amy Beach
Wednesday, March 13, 9pm

Where I Became  
Wednesday, March 13 at 10pm

Kasturba Gandhi: Accidental Activist 
Monday, March 25 at 10pm

The SixTripleEight

Monday, March 11th @ 9pm (premiere); Tuesday, March 12th @ 2am (encore)

In February 1945, the U.S. Army sent 855 women from the Women's Army Corps (WACs) to England and France to clear the backlog of mail in the European Theater of Operations.  The 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion, known as the "SixTripleEight,” was the only predominantly-Black female battalion to serve in Europe during WWII, and were confronted with racism and sexism from their own leadership and troops.

the Six Triple Eight

Direct Connection - Women's History Month Special 

Program airs Mondays at 7PM ET on MPT

Meet Morgan State University's Athletic Director Dena Freeman-Patton. She is the first female vice-president and director for intercollegiate athletics for the historically Black university. A Baltimore native, hear her story with host Jeff Salkin on Direct Connection.