Women's History

Anne Braden: Southern Patriot

Film. Produced by Anne Lewis. 75 min. 2012. Documentary about Southern activist Anne Braden.
Time Periods: 20th Century
Themes: Civil Rights Movements, Labor, Social Class, Women's History
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The People Speak – Extended Edition – DVD

Film. Directed by Howard Zinn, Chris Moore, and Anthony Arnove. 2009. 110 minutes. Dramatic readings and performances based on Voices of a People's History and A People's History of the United States.
Time Periods: All US History
Themes: Democracy & Citizenship, Labor, Organizing, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements, Women's History
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Standing on My Sisters’ Shoulders

Film. By Joan Sadoff, Robert Sadoff, and Laura Lipson. 2002. 60 minutes. Documentary film on women in the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi.
Time Periods: 20th Century, People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974
Themes: Civil Rights Movements, Organizing, Women's History
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Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock

Film. Directed by Sharon LaCruise. 2011. 54 min. Documentary on the life of Daisy Bates, best know for her role with the Little Rock Nine.
Time Periods: 20th Century
Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements, Education, Laws & Citizen Rights, Organizing, Racism & Racial Identity, Women's History
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Maestra (Teacher)

Film. By Catherine Murphy. 2013. 32 min. Documentary about the successful 1961 literacy campaign in Cuba.
Time Periods: People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974
Themes: Democracy & Citizenship, Education, Women's History, World History/Global Studies
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Berta Cáceres: Environmental Organizer

Profile. Overview and related resources about Honduran environmental activist Berta Cáceres.
Time Periods: 21st Century, 2001 - Present
Themes: Climate Justice, Environment, Women's History
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Chisholm ’72 – Unbought and Unbossed

Film. By Shola Lynch. 2004. 76 min. Documentary about Brooklyn Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm and her campaign to become the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee in 1972.
Time Periods: 20th Century, People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974
Themes: African American, Democracy & Citizenship, Women's History
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Diane Wilson

Profile. Diane Wilson (born 1948) is a shrimp fisher, environmentalist, and activist.
Time Periods: 20th Century, Post-Civil Rights Era: 1975 - 2000, 21st Century, 2001 - Present
Themes: Climate Justice, Organizing, Women's History
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Ella Josephine Baker

Profile. Brief biography of Ella Josephine Baker, 1903–1986, activist and civil rights organizer.
Time Periods: 20th Century, People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974
Themes: Civil Rights Movements, Organizing, Women's History
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Judy Richardson

Profile. Brief biography of Judy Richardson, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) veteran, author, and filmmaker.
Themes: Civil Rights Movements, Women's History
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Liuzzo, Viola

Profile. Viola Liuzzo (April 11, 1925 – March 25, 1965), Civil Rights activist, was murdered in 1965 by the KKK after the Selma to Montgomery March.
Time Periods: 20th Century, People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974
Themes: Civil Rights Movements, Women's History
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Lucy Gonzales Parsons

Profile. By William Loren Katz. Lucy Gonzales Parsons (c. 1853 – March 7, 1942) was a labor organizer and orator.
Time Periods: 20th Century
Themes: African American, Labor, Native American, Women's History
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Maquilapolis (City of Factories)

Film. Directed and produced by Vicky Funari and Sergio De La Torre. 2006. 68 minutes. The impact of globalization as told through the lives of the women who experience it in Tijuana, Mexico.
Time Periods: 21st Century, 2001 - Present
Themes: Labor, Organizing, Women's History, World History/Global Studies
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Pauli Murray: Fighting Jane Crow (Article) | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History

Murray, Pauli: Fighting Jane Crow

Article. By Paula Giddings, The Nation, May 23, 1987. Review of Pauli Murray's autobiography, Song in a Weary Throat: An American Pilgrimage.
Time Periods: 20th Century, People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974
Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements, Women's History
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Not Just a Game: Power, Politics & American Sports

Film. By Dave Zirin and Jeremy Earp. 2010. 62 minutes. A documentary based on the bestselling book A People's History of Sports in the United States, Zirin demonstrates that American sports have long been at the center of some of the major political debates and struggles of our time. For 6th grade to adult.
Time Periods: 20th Century
Themes: African American, Media, Racism & Racial Identity, Sports, Women's History
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Poto Mitan: Haitian Women, Pillars of the Global Economy

Film and website. Produced by Mary Becker and Renée Bergan. Written and narrated by Edwidge Danticat. 2009. 50 minutes. Documentary about Haiti and global economics told through the lives of five women.
Time Periods: 21st Century, 2001 - Present
Themes: Economics, Women's History, World History/Global Studies
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Regret to Inform

Film. By Barbara Sonneborn. 1998. 72 minutes. Teaching Guide by Bill Bigelow. Chapter from A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn. A profound documentary on the impact of war, with a teaching guide and the chapter of A People's History of the United States on the Vietnam War, "Impossible Victory."
Themes: Wars & Related Anti-War Movements, Women's History
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Salt of the Earth

Film. By Herbert Biberman. 1954. 94 minutes. This classic, powerful film about a miners strike in New Mexico can be used to teach about the intersection of class, race, national origin, and gender.
Themes: Labor, Latinx, Organizing, Women's History
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Triangle Fire (Film)

Film. Written by Mark Zwonitzer and Directed by Jamila Wignot. 2018. 52 minutes. After a tragic workplace accident, the private industry of the American factory would never be the same.
Time Periods: World War I: 1910 - 1919
Themes: Labor, Women's History
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