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From Seneca Falls to the 19th Amendment: Songs of the Woman Suffrage Movement
Friday, February 21, 2020 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The struggle for woman suffrage was an important and hard-fought step toward gender equality. Music was one of the significant tools used in the crusade for a woman’s right to vote. Songs were composed to advance (and to oppose) the agenda that culminated in the 1920 ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. This program presents some of the most engaging and interesting songs of the movement, with historical commentary, in commemoration of the approaching centennial of a woman’s right to vote.
Please note that due to the 72 year struggle for woman suffrage, (1848-1920) this program runs 70 minutes.
Rick Spencer and Dawn Indermuehle develop and present a series of theme-based music and history programs. They present songs that give cultural insight into interesting times, places and events in
American history. Rick and Dawn carefully craft their vocals and accompaniment to sound as true to a song’s era or style as possible. Their vast repertoire includes music from the Colonial era to the present day. Rick and Dawn use these songs to illustrate the evolution of our nation’s culture and history in an informative and entertaining way.
A sign language interpreter will be present at this event.
This event made possible by a grant from CT Humanities
Snow date: Friday, February 28. 2020, 2:00 pm