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History & Documentary Programs

Edmonia Lewis | She Inspires

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Learn about internationally recognized sculptor & Rensselaer County native, Edmonia Lewis.

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Ethelda Bleibtrey | She Inspires

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Learn about Ethelda Bleibtrey, the first woman ever to win three Olympic gold medals.

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Grace Hudowalski | She Inspires

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Grace Hudowalski was the first woman to hike the 46 peaks of the Adirondacks and was a pioneer in the creation of the ADK Forty-Sixers club.

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Elizabeth Freeman (Mumbet)| She Inspires

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Learn about Elizabeth Freeman (Mumbet), a slave in western Massachusetts until she sued for freedom and won.

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Albany's underbelly during Prohibition makes great fodder for William Kennedy

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There was Swifty Mead's, Big Charlie's in the South End, Mullen's, O'Malley's, and The Kenmore, with dancing in the Rainbow Room. These are just some of the speakeasies that were used during the days of Prohibition in New York State’s capital.

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Edna St. Vincent Millay | She Inspires

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A major figure in 20th century American literature, Jazz Age poet Edna St. Vincent Millay was only nineteen years old when she published 'Renaissance,' the poem that launched her career.

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Alice Morgan Wright | She Inspires

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Modernist sculptor Alice Morgan Wright was a suffragist and animal welfare advocate.

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Free Preview Screening | The Farthest: Voyager in Space

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A free preview screening Friday, August 18 from 7pm-9pm.

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Emma Willard | She Inspires

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Learn about Emma Willard, founder of the first higher education school for women in the US.

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Did Jack Nicholson’s ‘Knead’ for Bread from Schenectady Begin in 1980s While Filming William Kennedy’s ‘Ironweed’?

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Have you heard the story of Jack Nicholson and his love for Perreca’s bread? The story of how he loves it so much that he has it shipped to his home in California from the Schenectady Bakery?

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Learn the story of how Theodore Roosevelt became our nation’s 26th president.

POV Documentary Blog

PRESS RELEASE: 'Brimstone & Glory' | Viktor Jakovleski’s Visually Stunning Documentary Reveals the Grandeur of Tultepec’s National Pyrotechnic Festival

Brimstone Glory has its national broadcast and streaming debut on the PBS documentary series POV and pov.org on Monday, July 2, 2018 at 10 p.m. (check local listings).