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Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women (American Masters/PBS)

Examine the literary double life of this celebrated author, who wrote scandalous works under a pseudonym. The Alcott family was a hub of antebellum reformist thought in Massachusetts. Led by her father, Amos Bronson Alcott, members of the family advocated radical ideas for the time: Abolition, vegetarianism, women's suffrage, and public education. Some of these ideas echoed in his daughter's narratives. (Elizabeth Marvel and Jane Alexander star in the film).
Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 9:00pm

Dolores (Independent Lens/PBS)

With intimate and unprecedented access, Peter Bratt’s documentary "Dolores" tells the story of Dolores Huerta (1930 - ), among the most important, yet least-known, activists in American history. Co-founder of the first farmworkers union with Cesar Chavez, she tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the 20th century.
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For a limited time: "The FULL FILM (1:35:39) | IN DRAMATIC Available until 4/24/2018."
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 9:00pm

April’s Teaching Resources: Earth Day & National Volunteer Week

Celebrate Earth Day (April 22) and National Volunteer Week (April 15-22), with a free sample of popular resources from Social Education, Middle Level Learning, and Social Studies and the Young Learner. The founder of Earth Day, Senator Gaylord Nelson (1916-2005), grew up among pristine lakes and landscapes of Wisconsin. Photo by Yinan Chen, September

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