Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Sisters of '77 on PBS!

Flipping channels last night, I stumbled across the second half of Sisters of '77. I know it's not a new film, but somehow it has managed to elude me until now. And all I can say is...wow. This film is a feminist must-see.

From the film official info page:
Twenty thousand people from across the U.S. gathered in Houston, Texas on a historic weekend in November 1977 for the first federally funded National Women's Conference, aiming to end discrimination against women and promote their equal rights. In the crowd were former first ladies Betty Ford and Lady Bird Johnson, current first lady Rosalyn Carter and women of all ages, ethnicities and political backgrounds. Combining footage of the conference with interviews—both then and now—with influential women’s leaders such as Barbara Jordan, Bella Abzug, Betty Friedan, Gloria Steinem, Eleanor Smeal, Ann Richards and Coretta Scott King, SISTERS OF '77 is a fascinating look at that pivotal weekend in 1977, an event that not only changed the lives of the women who attended, but the lives of Americans everywhere.
Click here to locate the next viewing times on your local PBS station. Watch it and tell me what you think.

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