We were thrilled to watch our one hour-documentary special, “American Masters- UNLADYLIKE2020: The Changemakers,” on PBS’ American Masters last Friday night, and to see the stories of five little-known women trailblazers who paved the way over 100 years ago in American activism and politics, live on public television. We have been overwhelmed by the positive feedback the documentary received from viewers and from the press.
Check out a review of “The Changemakers” in Forbes, which illustrated how these women’s stories are so relevant today. Below is an excerpt:
“In the year 2020, it feels like to be heard people have to be loud and somewhat abrasive. This seems to have always been the case for women. Especially 100 years ago, when females did not have universal suffrage, among other civil rights. A century ago, and somewhat still in the present, there are those that believe women should be quiet, demur, and subservient.
Fortunately, there were women who didn’t feel this way and amid rapid industrialization, urbanization, and technological innovation at the turn of the 20th century, they spoke up. They fought against resistance to change brought on by the rise of the Ku Klux Klan, racial violence, and Jim Crow laws.”
If you missed the broadcast, you can still watch “The Changemakers,” which will be streaming on American Masters here until August 8th!