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CANCELED: Poets' Theater: Blazing Banners

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Reception to follow
Registration is requested
Members $20 and Non-members $30


Poets' Theatre: Blazing Banners

Join us for a a musical and narrative journey of the fight for voting rights for women. This foray into history shares the stories of the suffragists from the early twentieth-century and leads up to the "glass ceilings" of our current moment. The Poets' Theatre brings the journey of "voting rights for women" to vivid life in song, story and personal narratives featuring acclaimed Boston performers directed by Nora Hussey.

This event is part of “(Anti) Suffrage,” a series of programming  commemorating the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment. The amendment stated that the right of citizens to vote “shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.” There was, however, no amendment to address or eliminate the pervasive racism and misogyny that permeated politics and society in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Join us as we probe the complexities of the struggle to secure and protect voting rights for women and people of color in the past and today.

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Most programs held in the Bayard Henry Long Room on the Athenaeum's first floor are amplified and assistive listening devices are available for patron use.

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To request ASL interpretation services for any of the Athenaeum's programs, please contact Hannah Weisman at 617-720-7617 or