Songs of Suffrage

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A Special Evening to Launch the Educational Foundation’s Year-Long Tribute to Women Who Have Fought for the Right to Vote

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 (Evening)

TIME: 6:30-9:00pm

TYPE: Educational Foundation Tribute

 

 

We invite you to a special tribute to the women who fought for more than 70 years for the right to vote. Step back into the era, and immerse yourself in an evening of song, dance, and history at the 1894 Whittemore House.

On June 4, 1919, Congress passed a joint resolution that stated “the rights of citizens to vote shall not be denied or abridged …on the account of sex.” And so began the ratification process for the 19th Amendment to the U.S. constitution.

One hundred years later, we gather to pay tribute to the women who worked tirelessly for the right to vote, celebrate the leaders who continue the work of our foremothers, and gather forces for the challenges that lie ahead.

Songs of Suffrage marks the launch of the Educational Foundation’s year-long tribute that will honor the accomplishments of the movement, and continue the fight for universal suffrage.

AN IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE THAT INCLUDES:

  • Songs of Suffrage: battle hymns from the suffrage movement
    • Introduction by Cait Miller, Music Division, Library of Congress
  • An “appearance” by Sojourner Truth
  • World Dance Theater: dances of the period from the school of Isadora Duncan
  • Period drinks and buffet

TICKETS: $100 per ticket | $75 young professionals. For sponsorship information, please contact Educational Foundation President Pamela Johnson. Proceeds will support the Centennial Program of the Educational Foundation. 


 

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