California Humanities Joins National Network of Humanities Councils Supporting Innovative Digital Series Celebrating Trailblazing Women

(March 18, 2020)

“Our grants support projects that add new layers to a rich and complex portrait of California’s cultures, peoples and histories,” said Julie Fry, President & CEO of California Humanities. “We are delighted to be able to help tell the stories of these remarkable women from across California. Each one will provide insight into a wide range of topics, issues, and experiences for the people of California.”

Over the past two and a half years, ten state humanities councils joined California Humanities in funding UNLADYLIKE2020. Major support was also provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

“NEH’s ‘A More Perfect Union’ initiative—intended to help prepare the country to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the United States’ founding in 2026—was created to fund projects like UNLADYLIKE2020 that explore the individuals, events, and ideas that have shaped our history,” said NEH Chairman Jon Parrish Peede. “This innovative multimedia series brings the stories of 26 underrecognized trailblazing American women to a broad public. NEH is proud to be a major sponsor of UNLADYLIKE2020, and to be joined in our support by a coalition of eleven state and local humanities councils. The breadth of support for this series is a testament to both the excellence of these documentaries and the importance of the achievements they highlight.”

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