Open to the public.
A Special Suffragists Speak Reenactment Performance
The voices of five women and one man bring the struggle for the vote to life, with particular focus on the experience of African American women.
Living history interpreters will recreate a conversation between Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass that reveals the strain on their friendship following passage of the 15th Amendment. The words of Carrie Chapman Catt, Alice Paul, and Ida B. Wells explore racial tensions that continued to test the movement through the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920. Finally, Fannie Lou Hamer’s 1964 account of racially motivated voter suppression makes real that, for African American women and men, the fight for the vote was not over.
The program is a collaboration of AAUW Northern Monmouth County Branch, League of Women Voters Monmouth County, T. Thomas Fortune Cultural Center, and the Monmouth County Library.
Come celebrate the centennial of women’s suffrage with this exploration of an under-reported story of the fight for the vote.
This program complements the Smithsonian exhibit-MoMS Voices and Votes at Brookdale hosted by the Monmouth Museum from August 20th-October 2nd, 2022.