Presented by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Registration and additional information here.
In this performance and discussion, “The Suffragists” captures the power and passion of American women’s fight for the vote through song. Created by the acclaimed singer-songwriter Shaina Taub, the musical tells the story of the last decade of the struggle through the rivalry between Carrie Chapman Catt and Alice Paul. Fighting opposition from elected officials and indifference—if not outright hostility—from the general public, suffragists were also driven by internal conflicts over strategy and priorities. Not willing to wait any longer, militant suffragists took to the streets to make their demands known. Taub’s musical gives voice to these women in ways that powerfully resonate in today’s political landscape. The performance will be followed by a multidisciplinary panel discussion.