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Video thumbnail: American Masters This Astronomer Discovered Over 300 Stars During Her Career

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This Astronomer Discovered Over 300 Stars During Her Career

Williamina Fleming went from doing domestic work to becoming a trailblazing astronomer.

This Astronomer Discovered Over 300 Stars During Her Career

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She was an American Cinema Pioneer

Lois Weber was an early film pioneer and one of the first directors to own a film studio.

She was an American Cinema Pioneer

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The First Woman to Lead Arctic Expeditions

Louise Arner Boyd was the first American woman to lead arctic expeditions.

The First Woman to Lead Arctic Expeditions

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Meta Warrick Fuller: Trailblazing African American Sculptor

Meta Warrick Fuller celebrated African American cultural identity through her artwork.

Meta Warrick Fuller: Trailblazing African American Sculptor

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Anna May Wong: The first Asian American Movie Star

Anna May Wong spent her acting career resisting racism and typecasting in Hollywood.

Anna May Wong: The first Asian American Movie Star

Video thumbnail: American Masters Ynés Mexía: Mexican-American Botanist and Adventurer

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Ynés Mexía: Mexican-American Botanist and Adventurer

Ynés Mexía became one of the most accomplished plant collectors of her time.

Ynés Mexía: Mexican-American Botanist and Adventurer

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Lillian Gilbreth: Pioneering Inventor

Lillian Gilbreth was the first woman elected to the National Academy of Engineering.

Lillian Gilbreth: Pioneering Inventor

Video thumbnail: American Masters Maggie Lena Walker: Civil Rights Activist and Entrepreneur

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Maggie Lena Walker: Civil Rights Activist and Entrepreneur

Maggie Lena Walker was the first African-American woman bank founder and president.

Maggie Lena Walker: Civil Rights Activist and Entrepreneur

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Grace Abbott: Social Work Pioneer

Grace Abbott spent her life fighting for the rights of women, children and immigrants. Her

Grace Abbott: Social Work Pioneer

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Aviator Bessie Coleman

Bessie Coleman was the first African American woman aviator.

Aviator Bessie Coleman

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Why Fran Lebowitz Always Sought Advice From Toni Morrison

Cultural critic Fran Lebowitz on why she would ask Toni Morrison for advice.

Why Fran Lebowitz Always Sought Advice From Toni Morrison

Video thumbnail: American Masters Toni Morrison On Writing Without the "White Gaze"

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Toni Morrison On Writing Without the "White Gaze"

Toni Morrison talks about writing without the "white gaze."

Toni Morrison On Writing Without the "White Gaze"

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The Story Behind the Title of the Novel "The Bluest Eye"

Toni Morrison recalls the time a Black childhood friend had been praying for blue eyes.

The Story Behind the Title of the Novel "The Bluest Eye"

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When Toni Morrison Won The Nobel Prize

Toni Morrison tells the story of going to Stockholm to accept the Nobel Prize.

When Toni Morrison Won The Nobel Prize

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Director Interview with Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

Director Timothy Greenfield-Sanders talks about how he first met Toni Morrison.

Director Interview with Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

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Full Trailer | Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

An artful and intimate meditation on the legendary storyteller.

Full Trailer | Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

Video thumbnail: American Masters The Mae West Film that Helped Save Paramount Pictures

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The Mae West Film that Helped Save Paramount Pictures

The Mae West film "She Done Him Wrong" was credited with helping to save Paramount.

The Mae West Film that Helped Save Paramount Pictures

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How Madonna May Have Been Influenced by Mae West

How have Madonna and other women entertainers followed in Mae West's footsteps?

How Madonna May Have Been Influenced by Mae West

Video thumbnail: American Masters Why Didn't Mae West Keep Up with the Latest Fashions?

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Why Didn't Mae West Keep Up with the Latest Fashions?

Mae West's persona was inspired by the fashion trends of the 1890's.

Why Didn't Mae West Keep Up with the Latest Fashions?

Video thumbnail: American Masters Mae West Made this "Insane" Film in her 80's

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Mae West Made this "Insane" Film in her 80's

The film "Sextette," which Mae West made at age 87, was actually a "radical power move."

Mae West Made this "Insane" Film in her 80's

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Without "Talkies" There Would Be No Mae West

Why were "talkies" (films with sound) necessary for Mae West to have become a star?

Without "Talkies" There Would Be No Mae West

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Full Trailer | Mae West: Dirty Blonde

Dive into the life of groundbreaking writer, performer and subversive star Mae West.

Full Trailer | Mae West: Dirty Blonde

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Full Trailer | Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool

Discover the man behind the legend with never-before-seen footage and rare photos.

Full Trailer | Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool

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Clip | How Miles Davis Recorded "Gems of Spontaneity"

Miles Davis recorded "gems" while fulfilling an obligation to Prestige Records.

Clip | How Miles Davis Recorded "Gems of Spontaneity"