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Women's History Month Resources

Resources, websites, books, and more for Women's History Month

Stream these films through the library

There are many more films in our collection that highlight Women's History, Art, Music, and more. Explore our streaming film databases Digital Campus (Swank), Films on Demand, and the Academic Video Online collections for more. If you're looking for something in particular, email us!

Note: You must be logged into your UMA account to access these films. 

Streaming Films in the Library Collection

painting of a woman who appears to be upper class, white, wearing pearls and a pink dress

The Artist Was A Woman

The history of Western art has few examples of great women artists. This documentary uncovers the works of some gifted women, while exploring why talent such as theirs was overlooked.

How Black Women Fought Racism and Sexism for the Right to Vote

African American women played a significant and sometimes overlooked role in the struggle to gain the vote.

Her Story: The Female Revolution

Over the past few decades, life for many women across the globe has changed beyond all recognition. This fascinating series explores how, from the highest echelons of society, to the lowest rungs of the global ladder, a quiet revolution has been taking place.

Not Done: Women Remaking America

The women’s movement has gone mainstream: from the first female presidential nominee to the inclusion of a woman of color on a major party ticket, from the Women’s March to #MeToo, from Black Lives Matter to the fight for trans lives.

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Artemisia, Undaunted

Artemisia Gentileschi is the queen of Baroque Painting, the darling of feminist art historians, the subject of at least three best sellers, and one highly criticised movie.

The Vote

The Vote tells the dramatic story of the hard-fought campaign waged by American women for the right to vote, a transformative cultural and political movement that resulted in the largest expansion of voting rights in U.S. history.

The Janes

In the spring of 1972, police raided an apartment on the South Side of Chicago where seven women who were part of a clandestine network were arrested and charged. Using code names, fronts, and safe houses, the accused had built an underground service for women seeking safe, affordable, illegal abortions.

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A New Color

A NEW COLOR joyfully profiles the life and work of celebrated artist Edythe Boone whose colorful murals portray some of the major events of our time and illustrate the transformative power of art.

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A Thousand Women = As Mil Mulheres

At the invitation of the film, four female artists from USA, Uruguay and Brazil develop works inspired by stories of other women. Between choices, reflections, failures and correctness, artists reveal how they connect their inner universe with the questions of the world around them.

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