Trailblazing Women on American Masters

June 3, 2020

Mae West in the film I’M NO ANGEL (1933).

American Masters spotlights two pioneering women as part of a summer-long celebration of the centennial of women’s suffrage.

Mae West: Dirty Blonde


Wednesday, June 17 at 9pm
American Masters dives into the life and career of the groundbreaking writer, performer
and subversive star who hailed from Brooklyn, NY. Over a career spanning eight decades, she broke boundaries and possessed creative and economic powers unheard of for a female entertainer in the 1930s.

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am


Wednesday, June 24 at 9 p.m.
Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers and critics on an exploration of the powerful themes she confronted throughout her literary career in Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am, an artful and intimate meditation that examines the life and work of the legendary storyteller. A Timothy Greenfield-Sanders film.