Black Women Suffragists: a One-Act Play.  A performance not to be missed.

Join Distinguished Toastmaster Arthuretta Holmes-Martin and Ms. Ilene Evans, M.A., for an inspirational performance. Over tea, our speakers will transport the audience back to Arlington 1932, twelve years after the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Through vignettes and conversation, our speakers will be portraying the roles of Coralie Franklin Cook and Nannie Helen Burroughs, two prominent, outspoken leaders in the African American community, to highlight Black women's contributions to the women's suffrage movement.

How did Arlington's black suffragists react to the ratification of the 19th Amendment? What were their relationships with white women suffragists? With men? Learn all about the triumphs, tribulations, false starts and successes in this performance not to be missed. 

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Date:
Friday, January 31, 2020
Time:
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Location:
Barbara M. Donnellan Auditorium
Location:
Central Library
Audience:
Events for All Ages Events for Elementary Schoolers Events for High Schoolers Events for Middle Schoolers Good for Adults Age 55+ Good for Families Good for Parents Good for Young Professionals (Lit Up)
Categories:
Lecture Local History Registration
Calendar:
Central
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