American Masters

American Masters, committed to producing comprehensive film biographies about the broad cast of characters who comprise our cultural history.

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Major support for American Masters is provided by AARP. Additional funding is provided by Rosalind P. Walter, The Philip and Janice Levin Foundation, Judith and Burton Resnick, Ellen and James S. Marcus, Lillian Goldman Programming Endowment, The Blanche & Irving Laurie Foundation, Vital Projects Fund, Cheryl and Philip Milstein Family, The André and Elizabeth Kertész Foundation, Lenore Hecht Foundation, Michael & Helen Schaffer Foundation, and public television viewers.

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Renegades Pilot: Kitty O'Neil [Open Captions]

08:55

Discover "the fastest woman in the world," deaf racecar driver and daredevil Kitty O'Neil.



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Renegades Pilot: Kitty O'Neil [Audio Description + ASL]

08:55

Discover "the fastest woman in the world," deaf racecar driver and daredevil Kitty O'Neil.

Meet Gladys Bentley, drag king of the Harlem Renaissance

05:57

Gladys Bentley was a musician and drag king who was a part of the Harlem Renaissance.

Masters of Drag: Julian Eltinge

04:45

Julian Eltinge was a female impersonator who was once America's highest paid performer.

How It Feels To Be Free

01:53:19

The inspiring story of six trailblazing Black women entertainers.

Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio: This Is the Way We Rise

12:16

Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio is a Kanaka Maoli wahine poet, activist, and academic.

Amyra León: Strange Grace

15:18

Meet musician, poet, author, and activist Amyra León.