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A project of PBS, UNLADYLIKE 2020 "profil[es] diverse and little-known American women from the turn of the 20th century, and contemporary women who follow in their footsteps." The collection features the stories of more than 20 women, including Gertrude Ederle (the first woman who swam across the English Channel) and Bessie Coleman (the first African American woman to earn a pilot license). On the Explore page readers can filter stories by the subjects' profession, identity, geography, and historical events (for example, "Civil Rights Movement" or "Industrialization"). Stories are presented as short films (usually around 10 minutes long) and are accompanied by a brief written narrative. Additionally, the stories come with extension activities, such as classroom discussion questions and lesson plans (check out the Learn page for more). Educators may want to introduce these videos into curriculums to "engage and educate [students] ... in an underrepresented narrative: how women, and in particular women of color, changed America 100+ years ago." The project was funded by several foundations and donors, including the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
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August 28th, 2020
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August 14th, 2020 at 12:54pm
Date Of Record Release
August 17th, 2020 at 7:38am
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