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I am preparing for an upcoming virtual conference—Moving Women's History Forward (flyer below). In the process, I discovered a marvelous innovative animated documentary series: UNLADYLIKE2020.

The one-hour PBS special, American Masters, UNLADYLIKE2020 was created by Charlotte Mangin for the centennial of women's suffrage. Twenty-six women are profiled in short episodes that are illustrated with wonderful archival photographs and narrated by various women such as Julianna Margulies with comments by experts including sculptor Alison Saar, who created, Swing Low, the Harriet Tubman memorial in New York City. (On my list of favorite landmarks to a historic woman.}  

Here are the twenty-six women, many of whom I have written about and/or visited their landmarks—Grace Abbott, Charlotta Spears Boss, Gladys Bentley,  Zitkála-Šá/Gertrude Simmons Bonnin,


Louise Arner Boyd, Martha Hughes Cannon, Sonora Webster Carver, Margaret Chung, Bessie Coleman, Gertrude Ederle, Willamina Fleming, Meta Warrick Fuller,

Lillian Moller Gilbreth, Jovita Idar,



Sissieretta Jones, Queen Liliʻuokalani, Annie Smith Peck, Susan La Flesche Picotte, Ynés Mexía, Jeannette Rankin, Rose Schneiderman, Tye Leung Schulze,

Mary Church Terrell, Maggie Lena Walker, Lois Weber, Anna May Wong.

Click on this link to view individual episodes (each episode is from 9-12 minutes):

Images (click to enlarge): top l-r: Gladys Bentley and Louise Arner Boyd; middle l-r: Annie Smith Peck and Queen Liliʻuokalani; bottom, l-r: Ynés Mexía and Tye Leung Schulze.


Flyer for the upcoming National Women's History Alliance

National Networking Event Zoom Webinar:



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