American Masters - UNLADYLIKE2020

February 24, 2021
6:00pm Eastern Time
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Welcome to THIRTEEN and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture's Ella Baker Initiative's celebration of female changemakers. Enjoy short films from American Masters- UNLADYLIKE 2020, profiling Mary Church Terrell (1863- 1954) educator, suffragist, civil rights activist and co-founder of the NAACP, and Charlotta Spears Bass (1888-1969) newspaper editor, civil rights crusader and first African American woman Vice Presidential candidate. Then learn about the legacies of these trailblazing women with a panel discussion featuring Sandra Rattley, Executive Producer, Director & Writer; Karen Boykin-Towns, Vice Chairman of the NAACP Board of Directors; Dr. Treva Lindsey, Associate Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Ohio State University; and Maya Scriven, Artist/Activist. The conversation will be moderated by Jenna Flanagan, host of MetroFocus on THIRTEEN.

Video Description


Welcome remarks from the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and THIRTEEN followed by American Masters - Unladylike2020 short films about Charlotta Spears Bass and March Church Terrell.

90 minutes


  • THIRTEEN (Co-Host)

    THIRTEEN is one of America’s most respected and innovative public media providers. A member of The WNET Group family of companies, THIRTEEN is a unique cultural and educational institution that harnesses the power of television and electronic media to inform, enlighten, entertain and inspire.


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  • Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (Co-Host)

    The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem is one of the world’s leading cultural institutions devoted to the research, preservation, and exhibition of materials focused on African American, African Diaspora, and African experiences. As a research division of The New York Public Library, the Schomburg Center features diverse programming and collections spanning over 11 million items that illuminate the richness of global Black history, arts, and culture.


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