With enlightening narrative and songs that women sang during the suffrage movement between 1848 and 1920, this dynamic concert tells the story of how American women won the right to vote. The power of song was used to effect change and encourage women to support the cause of seeking equality. With little financial and political power, women printed banners, postcards, and buttons, marched in parades, stood in silence, and sang to gain the 19th amendment to the Constitution. From Lucinda Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B Anthony to Harriet Stanton Blatch, Carrie Chapman Catt, Inez Milholland and Alice Paul, these women led the most innovative and successful non-violent civil rights reform campaign for over 72 years. For more information, contact Old Songs at (518) 765-2815.
The 50-minute performance has a cast of professional musicians and singers and features music on fiddle, hammered dulcimer, piano and guitar.
This performance was made possible by the Friends of the New York State Library, The Archives Partnership Trust, and the New York State Museum.