Women's History Month

When you think of the great women of history, your mind probably goes to people like Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth, Rosa Parks.  These are women who’ve done brave, trailblazing things as adults. Michigan author Patricia Majher’s book Great Girls of Michigan History explores the stories of young women who accomplished remarkable things before age twenty...

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In the nineteenth century, Woman's Exchanges formed a national network that created economic alternatives for financially vulnerable women in a world that permitted limited employment options.

One of the nation's oldest continuously operating voluntary movements -- many are still in business after more than a century.

 


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Today’s WKAR Women’s History Month feature is a home-grown story.


Dr. Maya Angelou
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Journey through the prolific life of the 'I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings' author and activist. WATCH NOW

Patsy Cline | American Masters

Mar 6, 2017
Portrait: Patsy Cline
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Mon. March 13 at 8pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Celebrate the life and legacy of the groundbreaking “Crazy” singer who defined modern country music.

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The Hall of Fame will host its next induction ceremony in a brand new location. In April, the organization will move out of the historic Cooley-Haze House in Lansing and into a space in the Meridian Mall in Okemos.

 


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Roberta Bondar grew up in Ontario, camped in Michigan as a girl, and grew to become her nation’s first female astronaut. She shares her story today on WKAR.


Feminist musician Near reflects on activism, career

Mar 20, 2014
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March is Women’s History Month, and a pioneer of the women’s movement will be here on Friday. Holly Near has been combining music and activism since the 1960s.