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The Series

UNLADYLIKE2020 is a series of 26 short films and a one-hour documentary profiling diverse and little-known American women from the turn of the 20th century, and contemporary women who follow in their footsteps. Winner of the 2020 Women Transforming Media award, the series premiered on PBS’s American Masters in honor of the centennial of women's suffrage, and is narrated by acclaimed actors Julianna Margulies and Lorraine Toussaint.

Newspaper Editor, Civil Rights Crusader & First African American Woman Vice Presidential Candidate

1888-1969

Opera Star & First African American Woman to Headline Concert at Carnegie Hall

1868-1933

First African American Woman Aviator

1892-1926

First Woman to Swim the English Channel

1905-2003

Bonus Content

Watch our Education Summit, explore more stories of contemporary women who continue the fight for equality and representation, and learn about the making of UNLADYLIKE2020.

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