Alice Paul & The 20th Century Fight For Women’s Rights: A Living History & Suffrage Tea
This program will feature a living history performance about American women’s equality activist Alice Paul (1885-1977). Content will highlight Paul’s significant leadership and contributions to the women’s suffrage and equal rights movements, covering important events throughout Paul’s life within the social and political context of her time. The program is equally divided between Paul’s bold and controversial campaign for suffrage and her work thereafter. Following passage of the 19th Amendment, Paul fought tirelessly to advance the ERA and successfully lobbied for gender equality provisions in the Civil Rights Act, the United Nations Charter, and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Throughout this program, the actors will weave extensive quotes from Paul herself into a spellbinding factual narrative that is, at turns, humorous, dramatic and affecting.
And since this would not be a true Suffrage event without Tea, this living history program will be accompanied by a light tea service (teas and sweets), with additional historical context about the suffrage movement’s leaders provided by Jean Baker, PhD – American historian and professor emerita at Goucher College. Please feel free to dress in the traditional suffrage colors of purple (loyalty to the cause), white (purity, quality of purpose), and/or gold (light and life).
Wednesday, February 26 at 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Buchner Hall of the Alumnae/i House
1021 Dulaney Valley Rd, Towson, MD 21204, USA