Unladylike2020: American Masters

Unladylike2020: American Masters

Fri, 07/10/2020 - 9:00pm - 10:00pm

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

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

Illuminating the stories of extraordinary American heroines from the early years of feminism, this multimedia series features 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. Presenting history in a bold new way, American Masters — Unladylike2020, produced and directed by Charlotte Mangin, 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. American Masters — Unladylike2020 airs Friday, July 10 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV.

Narrated by Julianna Margulies (ER, The Good Wife) and Lorraine Toussaint (Selma, Orange is the New Black), the series of 8-to-10 minute animated shorts will be released digitally weekly on Wednesdays starting March 4, 2020, Women’s History Month, to August 26, 2020, Women’s Equality Day.

This series consists of this 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. The shorts can be watched online here: https://unladylike2020.com/

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