Notable Figures in Women's History on Kanopy
In honor of Women's History Month, the Kanopy movie streaming database has assembled a variety of documentaries in a collection called Notable Figures in Women's History. The women featured in these documentaries have major accomplishments in fields such as science, politics, literature, film and a host of other areas. To find these titles, simply scroll down the Kanopy homepage to the category Notable Figures in Women's History. Clicking on the heading will take you to an even larger collection of films in the category Women's History Month. The following are examples of the documentaries included in this collection and the descriptions are from the Kanopy database.
Nichelle Nichols' daunting task to launch a national blitz for NASA, recruiting 8,000 of the nation's best and brightest, including the trailblazing astronauts who became the first African American, Asian and Latino men and women to fly in space.
Follow the journey of Kamala Harris, the first black woman and South Asian American to serve as the Vice President of the United States as she Chased the Dream from classroom to courtroom, and now to the White House.
What do we know about Agatha Christie herself? Combining rare access to Agatha's family, her personal archive and speaking to those who know her work best, discover what made the world's most successful crime writer tick.
Over a 70+ year career, Rita Moreno defied both her humble upbringing and relentless racism to become one of the rare EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony) Award Winners of our time. Her resilience and talent triumphed over adversity and broke barriers for generations of artists who refuse to be pigeonholed.
Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins tells the story of media firebrand Molly Ivins, six feet of Texas trouble who took on the Good Old Boy corruption wherever she found it.