It took 72 years from the first Women’s Rights gathering in Seneca Falls, NY to the day the 19th Amendment was adopted on August 26, 1920. The Women’s Suffrage effort was one of the most intense and difficult campaigns in our history. Women and men worked day and night to convince our legislators that every citizen–regardless of gender–deserved the right to vote. One of the most important individuals in finally making it a reality was Carrie Chapman Catt, suffragist leader, secret ‘Winning Plan’ strategist, and founder of the League of Women Voters. Participants will learn more about Catt, a National Women’s Hall of Fame inductee and women’s rights dynamo, a successor of Susan B. Anthony, as head of the National American Woman Suffrage Association.
First Person Interpreter
Pat Jordan is an accomplished actor, operatic singer and historian. She has worked with the American Historical Theatre since 1992. She earned a degree in theatre from Villanova, training at Juilliard Opera Workshops, and has had years of experience with the German Theatre Guild and AHT, Ms. Jordan’s roles have included Shakespearean heroines, Victorian Music Hall comediennes, and opera divas. A devoted teacher, Pat has led history camps, taught at the Institute for the Gifted and at Bryn Mawr College.
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