Women’s Rights National Historical Park Presents Performances by Living Voices “Hear My Voice: How Long was the Fight for Women’s Suffrage?”
Seneca Falls, NY –Join Women’s Rights National Historical Park for performance by Living Voices: “Hear My Voice” in the Wesleyan Chapel on Friday March 31st. Show times are: 11:00 am, 2:00 pm, and 6:00 pm.
Living Voices combines dynamic solo performances with archival film and sound, turning history into a moving and personal journey. How long was the fight for women’s suffrage? Join the 72 year battle that won half of America’s citizens the right to vote.
The Story: Jessie is the daughter of a political columnist from Tennessee, growing up in Washington, DC during the early 1900s with dreams of being as important to her father as her younger brother is. When her Great-Aunt Charlotte, a longtime suffragist, comes to Washington, she introduces Jessie to the movement. Jessie begins to learn about the history of the women who started the movement, such as Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, the new generation who have continued the fight, like Alice Paul and Lucy Burns—and those who oppose it, including her own parents. Despite their objections, Jessie becomes deeply involved in the suffrage movement, comparing their fight for democracy to the one her brother Will fights for overseas as a soldier in World War I. As tragedy strikes both at home and abroad and the battle for the vote continues to escalate, everyone in Jessie’s family must face their own decisions about what they believe is right and the actions they are willing to take on this pivotal issue.
Women’s Rights National Historic Park is open Friday through Sunday from 9:00 am to
5:00 pm. For more information about the park and upcoming programs, please visit the website
www.ps.gov/wori or call (315)568-0024.