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Celebrate Women's History Month with Twin Cities PBS

March is Women's History Month

February 29, 2024

In celebration of Women’s History month, Twin Cities PBS (TPT) is offering programming that showcases women who had the strength, courage, and dedication to make their mark on their communities and the world. We invite you to celebrate these women who shaped history, took the stage, reshaped traditions, and are at the heart of some of our favorite stories.

Sylvia Strobel

As TPT’s President and CEO, Sylvia Strobel, states:

“Women’s History Month is a time to celebrate and be inspired by the many accomplishments, struggles and successes of inspirational women, both in Minnesota and around the country.

As I reflect on the struggles and accomplishments that shaped my path to this moment, I am filled with a sense of purpose, strength and optimism to help shape Twin Cities PBS (TPT) as it moves into the future. I hope that my story is one of inspiration to other women – becoming TPT’s first female president in its 68-year history.

As TPT celebrates Women’s History Month, you’ll meet strong, fierce, independent and courageous women who share their stories through song, dance and the written word – those who fought for their right to vote, are re-shaping their narrative and transforming their communities.”

From exciting documentaries that center on the pioneering efforts of women in Minnesota to national shows about women trailblazers who have shaped the present moment, we invite you to explore the variety of content we have celebrating women’s’ stories. For even more options, make sure to check out TPT’s Women’s History Collection.


Citizen explores the multigenerational march of Minnesota women and all they hoped would come with the vote. From pioneering activists like Sarah Burger Stearns to Progressive Era leaders like Nellie Griswold Francis, the vote was seen as a mark of fuller citizenship and  as a tool of change for concerns like health care, children and women’s rights.



Hope in the Struggle: The Josie Johnson Story

A reflection on the life of Freedom Fighter and civic leader Dr. Josie Johnson, who fought for fair housing, education and civil rights. Hear in her own words how her experiences turned her to activism, what action looks like, and how the next generation is taking up the mantle. The struggle for justice and equality continues, but there is hope in the struggle.



Laura Ingalls Wilder: Prairie To Page

An unvarnished look at the unlikely author whose autobiographical fiction helped shape American ideas of the frontier and self-reliance. A Midwestern farm woman who published her first novel at age 65, Laura Ingalls Wilder transformed her frontier childhood into the best-selling Little House series.



Bring Her Home

Bring Her Home follows three Indigenous women – an artist, an activist, and a politician – as they fight to vindicate and honor their missing and murdered relatives who have fallen victims to a growing epidemic across Indian country. Despite the lasting effects from historical trauma, each woman must search for healing while navigating racist systems that brought about this very crisis.




Explore the reign and fall of soap opera star Noele “Nolly” Gordon, one of the most famous faces on British TV in the 1960s and 70s, whose unceremonious firing from her hit show at the height of her career was front-page news.



Zora Neale Hurston: Claiming a Space

Meet the influential author and key figure of the Harlem Renaissance. Also a trained anthropologist, Zora Neale Hurston collected folklore throughout the South and Caribbean — reclaiming, honoring and celebrating Black life on its own terms.



Marian Anderson: The Whole World In Her Hands

Discover an international singer who captivated royalty in Europe and defied the conscience of 1939 America. Watch rare archival footage and hear audio recordings exploring her life and career from the Metropolitan Opera to the State Department.



Game On: Women Can Coach

While there has been an explosion of women participating in athletics since Title IX, only about 40% of them are coached by women. Game On: Women Can Coach explores the supporting research, dispels false narratives and celebrates female coaching pioneers.



Go beyond the legend and meet the inspiring woman who repeatedly risked her own life and freedom to liberate others from slavery. Born 200 years ago in Maryland, Harriet Tubman was a conductor of the Underground Railroad, a Civil War scout, nurse and spy, and one of the greatest freedom fighters in our nation’s history.



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