Madam C.J. Walker
Premiering throughout summer 2020, “Headstrong” is a series of short documentaries about inspiring female leaders from right here in Indiana. The series will feature seven groundbreaking Hoosiers, including:
- Madam C.J. Walker: first female self-made millionaire in America, an entrepreneur known also for her philanthropy and activism.
- May Wright Sewall: famous suffragist and community arts leader who advocated for women’s right to education in Indiana.
- Ida Husted Harper: suffragist and close friend/biographer of Susan B. Anthony.
- Lillian Thomas Fox: activist and first black journalist to write for a white newspaper in Indiana.
- Mary Ritter Beard: suffragist and historian who tried to include more women in history textbooks.
- Sarah T. Bolton Barrett: poet who fought for women’s property rights in Indiana.
- Marie Stuart Edwards: suffragist, social reformer and founder of League of Women Voters.
Produced by Kyle Travers
Narrated by Terri Dee and Kim Jacobs
Graphics by Judi Border
Illustrations by Guide and Anchor
“Headstrong” was made possible with funding support from PNC Bank and “American Experience.”