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Women's History and Programs

March 2023

Join Maryland Public Television as we celebrate some amazing women, from activists to entertainers and more. Alpha Kappa Alpha: A Legacy of Service, narrated by Phylicia Rashad, documents the 115-year history of one of the nation's oldest African American women's organizations. Independent Lens: Storming Caesars Palace is the story of activist Ruby Duncan, who led a grassroots movement of mothers who challenged presidents, the Vegas mob, and everyday Americans to fight for a universal basic income and rethink their notions of the "welfare queen."  Also on MPT, the incomparable, trail-blazing talent of Joni Mitchell is celebrated in Washington, DC's historic DAR Constitution Hall by a cadre of musical stars who all drew inspiration from the woman many consider to be the most influential musical artist of her time on Joni Mitchell: The Library of congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. American Masters: Roberta follows music icon Roberta Flack from a piano lounge through her rise to stardom. From "First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" to "Killing Me Softly," Flack's virtuosity was inseparable from her commitment to civil rights. Detailing her story in her own words, the film features exclusive access to Flack's archives and interviews with Rev. Jesse Jackson, Peabo Bryson and more.

Airing on MPT

Harriet Tubman: Visions of Freedom 
Monday, March 6 at 8pm

Alpha Kappa Alpha: A Legacy of Service
Monday, March 20 at 9pm
Tuesday, March 21 at 1:30am

Independent Lens: Storming Caesars Palace
Monday, March 20 at 10pm
Tuesday, March 21 at 2:30am

Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend 
Sunday, March 26 at 3pm 

Joni Mitchell: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song
Friday, March 31 at 9pm
Saturday, April 1 at 1am

American Masters: Roberta 
Friday, March 31 at 10pm
Saturday, April 1 at 2am

Airing on MPT2

Sunday, March 5 at 10pm 

Alpha Kappa Alpha: A Legacy of Service
Monday, March 6 at 10pm

Kasturba Gandhi: Accidental Activist
Tuesday,  March 7 at 9pm 

Awakening in Taos: The Mabel Dodge Luhan Story
Tuesday, March 15 at 9pm

Ruth Stone's Vast Library of the Female Mind
Monday, March 20 at 9pm 

Pioneers In Skirts
Monday, March 20 at 10pm 

Isabel and Roy 
Saturday, March 25 at 10pm