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. Called "inspiring" by Refinery29, the series premiered in 2020 on PBS’s American Masters, and is narrated by acclaimed actors Julianna Margulies and Lorraine Toussaint.

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


Composer, Author & Indigenous Rights Activist


Suffragist, Peace Activist & First Woman Member of Congress


Educator, Journalist, Suffragist & Civil Rights Activist


Bonus Content

Explore more Unladylike stories of contemporary women who continue the fight for equality and representation. And learn more about the making of UNLADYLIKE2020.

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