(10.19) The Providence Public Library will be hosting a virtual conversation this Monday with Charlotte Mangin, creator and director of UNLADYLIKE2020, a national video project highlighting trailblazing women from history whose stories had been forgotten. Motion graphics animator and artistic director Joel Orloff (Providence’s own) will also take part.
Rhode Island women featured in the series, which premiered earlier this year on PBS’ American Masters, are opera singer Sissieretta Jones, mountain climber Annie Smith Peck, and newspaper publisher and 1952 vice-presidential candidate Charlotta Spears Bass. Spears (seen here) attended Pembroke and worked at the Black newspaper, Providence Watchman, for ten years. An impressive wide-ranging career in politics and journalism followed her move to Los Angeles.
Attendees to Monday’s event will get to see all three Rhode Island-related videos. Registration is required.
Back in 2018, when the series was still in production, a preview event was held at the Southside Cultural Center with Mangin.
Free and open to the public, UNLADYLIKE event, 6pm to 8pm, Monday, October 19, Providence Public Library