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AMERICAN MASTERS: Unladylike2020

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Portrait of Zitkála-Šá, aka Gertrude Simmons Bonnin, (1876–1938), American In...

Credit: Courtesy Artwork by Amelie Chabannes. Copyright Unladylike Productions, LLC

Above: Portrait of Zitkála-Šá, aka Gertrude Simmons Bonnin, (1876–1938), American Indian Composer, Author & Civil Rights Activist

Illuminating the stories of extraordinary American heroines from the early years of feminism, AMERICAN MASTERS “Unladylike2020” is a multimedia series consisting of a one-hour special for broadcast and 26 digital short films featuring courageous, little-known and diverse female trailblazers from the turn of the 20th century.

These women achieved many firsts, including earning an international pilot’s license, becoming a bank president, founding a hospital, fighting for the desegregation of public spaces, exploring the Arctic, opening a film studio and singing opera at Carnegie Hall.

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Illuminating the stories of extraordinary American heroines from the early years of feminism, AMERICAN MASTERS "Unladylike2020" is a multimedia series consisting of a one-hour special for broadcast and 26 digital short films featuring courageous, little-known and diverse female trailblazers from the turn of the 20th century. Coming this summer on PBS.

Presenting history in a bold new way, “Unladylike2020,” produced and directed by Charlotte Mangin (“America by the Numbers with Maria Hinojosa,” FRONTLINE), brings these incredible stories back to life through original artwork and animation, rare historical archival footage, and interviews with descendants, historians and accomplished modern women who reflect upon the influence of these pioneers.

Learn about more unsung women who changed America at unladylike2020.org.

A CELEBRATION OF TRAILBLAZING WOMEN

Join KPBS’s summer-long celebration of women trailblazers in honor of the women’s vote centennial, featuring special programming commemorating U.S. women’s suffrage, the feminist movement and modern-day changemakers.

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This film will be available for streaming simultaneously on all station-branded PBS platforms, including PBS.org and the PBS Video App, which is available on iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Chromecast.

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