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The series begins with the arrival of women colonists at Jamestown and Plymouth Plantation at the beginning of the 17th century and it follows their contributions and achievements to the beginning of the 21st century. The eight programs are laid out ... so they can be viewed in their entirety, or by selecting individual segments be viewed separately. Each segment presents a complete story of a unique historical figure, as well as themes of parallel institution building, the fight for equal rights, groundbreakers who opened doors for others to follow, heroines, and the expression of the female soul. The segments show how these women and themes were a part of the American historical fabric; how they impacted their specific eras; and how they influenced future generations and American history. Most importantly historical themes and figures are clearly presented using state of the art visuals. Program six follows the recognition of women who excel at their work. Eleanor Roosevelt's transformation of the first lady's role in politics is discussed in segment one. In segment two women join the work force during WWII. The life and achievements of Babe Didrikson are portrayed in segment three. Gwendolyn Brooks poetry and its depiction of the black spirit is discussed in segment four. The courage of Margaret Chase Smith in standing up to Joseph McCarthy is shown in segment five. In segment six, the civil rights movement is shown through the courage of Rosa Parks. Segment seven shows how Althea Gibson broke the color barrier in sports for black women.