The American Woman: Portraits of Courage

Ad & description from TV Guide - May 15-21, 1976

Telecast: Thursday - May 20, 1976
90 min daytime special
ABC television network

The contributions of noted American women over the past 200 years are depicted through dramatization and newsreel footage. Patricia Neal narrates the program, which includes vignettes on such women as Susan B. Anthony (played by Lois Nettleton) and Elizabeth Cady Stanton (Celeste Holm), pioneer suffragettes; Harriet Tubman (Melba Moore), who helped free hundreds of slaves; and Margaret Sanger, who established the first birth-control clinic in the U.S.

This program won three Emmy awards and the Clarion Award for Human Rights.

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"American Woman: Portraits of Courage"

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Patricia Neal, Maureen Stapleton,  Kate Mulgrew &  Helen Gallagher 
Photo by Robin Platzer

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Walter Abel
Jonelle Allen Rosa Parks
Helen Gallagher Mary Harris Jones
Katherine Glass Sybil Ludington
Joan Hackett Belva Lockwood
Celeste Holm Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Frank Langella
Caludia McNeil Sojourner Truth
Joanna Miles Abigal Adams
Melba Moore Harriet Tubman
Kate Mulgrew Deborah Samson
Lois Nettleton Susan B. Anthony
George Rose Anthony Comstock
Patricia Neal Narrator