Unsung Women Who Changed America

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.

Trailblazing Sculptor & First African American Woman Recipient of Federal Art Commission

1877-1968

Educator, Journalist, Suffragist & Civil Rights Activist

1885-1946

Trailblazing Astronomer and Discoverer of Stars

1857-1911

Entrepreneur & First African American Woman Bank President

1864-1934

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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