Suffragists Speak the Fierce and Flawed Battle for the Vote

A live webinar, Aug. 18, featuring an original stage reading will tell the story of the fight for the vote emphasizing the experience of African American women.

At 7:30 p.m. the voices of five women and one man bring the long struggle for the vote to life.

Living history interpreters will recreate a conversation between  Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglas that reveals the strain on their relationship following the passage of the 15th amendment in 1870.

The words of Carrie Chapman Catt, Alice Paul, and Ida B. Wells continued to test the movement through the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920 which gave women the vote, at last.

Finally, Fannie Lou Hamer’s 1964 account of racially motivated voter suppression makes real, that for African-American men and women the fight for the vote is not over.

The program is a collaboration written and acted by members of the AAUW Northern Monmouth County, the League of Women Voters of Monmouth County and the T. Thomas Fortune Cultural Center, Red Bank.

The  webinar is free and available to the public by registering in advance on LWVsmc.org by clicking the red button, dedicated to webinars.

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