In 2018, the beloved novel Little Women celebrates its 150th birthday. Mark the occasion with this newly revised and updated living-history portrayal of celebrated author Louisa May Alcott. As Miss Alcott shares stories about the creation of Little Women, she also reminisces about her life, including her poverty-stricken childhood, her struggles to succeed as a writer, and the unexpected, phenomenal success of Little Women in 1868.
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The courageous exploits and charismatic personality of aviator Amelia Earhart made her an international celebrity. Her dazzling achievements include being the first woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean in an airplane (1928), the first woman to pilot herself across the Atlantic by plane (1932). She set numerous speed and altitude records before disappearing mysteriously in 1937 during an attempted around-the-world flight.
Meet the real women in Alexander Hamilton's life: His wife, Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton and two of her witty, charming sisters, Angelia Schuyler Church and Peggy Schuyler van Rensslaer. You don’t need to have seen the smash hit musical Hamilton to enjoy this, but if you have, it’ll bring the history behind the show alive!
Eleanor Roosevelt grew from a shy, homely orphan into a confident, driven champion of human rights. In this program, Eleanor grapples with whether or not to join the United Nations. As she considers her options, she shares stories of her childhood, her marriage , her work during two wars, her husband's bout with polio, coming to the White House in 1933, and Franklin's death. As she speaks, she reveals the warm, honest, and passionate woman she was.
The elegant, poised and intensely private former First Lady, wife, mother, and arts patron
Alice Paul: Winning Votes for Women
The dynamic women's suffrage leader who pioneered techniques of picketing, parades, and other non-violent civil disobedience
Chicago socialite, pace-setting Impressionist art collector, and wife of real estate magnate Potter Palmer
Civil War Nurse Clara Barton
The first woman to serve as a nurse on the front lines of a battlefield and founder of the American Red Cross
Rachel Carson: The Woman Who Launched the Environmental Movement
Environmental writer, marine biologist, author of the ground-breaking book Silent Spring (1962).
Mrs. Lincoln and Mrs. Kennedy
An imagined meeting at the Smithsonian Museum's First Ladies exhibition, Mrs. Lincoln (portrayed by Laura Keyes) and Mrs. Kennedy (portrayed by Leslie Goddard) remember life in the White House, the role of First Lady, and the challenges of facing life after their husbands' deaths.
One of the most acclaimed artists of the 20th century, Georgia O'Keeffe is renowned for her brilliant paintings of flowers, nature, and the landscape around her homes in New Mexico. Learn about the creation of these paintings, as well as the complex woman whose mythmaking encompassed both her paintings and her life.