Tell Us: Who Are the Women Who Make Davis?

And watch "Makers," a landmark documentary featuring compelling stories about the women who have changed America—and the world.

Activists and authors. Diplomats and developers. Journalists and justices.

They’re all women who have blazed trails and shaped the world in which we live. And now they’re telling their stories in Makers: The Women Who Make America, debuting Tuesday, Feb. 26, on PBS.

The women featured in the landmark digital and video initiative from AOL and PBS represent everyday groundbreakers and high-profile pioneers. The documentary examines the movement for equality, and shows how change didn't come easy.

“It never, ever occurred to me that I could be Secretary of State,” says Madeleine Albright.

Who are the women who have lead the way in Davis? Who do you look up to as a trailblazer in town? Tell us in the comments section below.

Makers is the “remarkable story of the most sweeping social revolution in American history, as women have asserted their rights to a full and fair share of political power, economic opportunity, and personal autonomy.”

In the documentary, feminist Gloria Steinham recalls the start of the women’s movement.

“We thought these injustices were so great, surely if we just explain them to people—[laughing]—they will want to fix them.”

And artist and activist Faith Ringgold offers a realization she discovered early on.

“You can’t sit around waiting for someone else to say you who you are. You need to write it and paint it and do it.”

The world premiere broadcast is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 8 p.m. Eastern on PBS.

Jennifer Hill February 25, 2013 at 02:36 AM
All Davis women, past and present, make our city the gem it is today!
K M White February 25, 2013 at 06:01 AM
Betsy Marchand Donna Petre Barb Geisler Gina Daleiden Ellie Fairclough Julie Partansky Peggy Hoyt
Davera Gabriel February 25, 2013 at 06:56 AM
Dr. Karen Mo
Bev February 25, 2013 at 03:07 PM
Ellen Pontac and Shelly Bailes Helen Thomson Pat Hutchinson
Karis February 27, 2013 at 09:55 PM
Davis moms. Duh!


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