In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment to the US Constitution, Next Stage Art Project in Putney welcomes Dr. Meg Mott, Professor of Politics Emeritus of Marlboro College, for a spoken word, online-only event, examining the ambitions and aspirations of women’s suffrage.
The FREE virtual event takes place on Tuesday August 18th, at 7PM EST, and is co-sponsored by Vermont Suffrage Centennial Alliance.
The 19th amendment, ratified on August 18, 1920, prohibited states and the federal government from denying citizens the right to vote on the basis of sex. Once the 19th Amendment became law, the franchise doubled. But what effect did women’s participation have on American politics? Frederick Douglass promoted women’s suffrage in 1848, claiming that it would increase the “moral power” of the nation. Did that prophecy come true?
This event, which will be live streamed from Next Stage, includes an opportunity for audience Q&A immediately following. Dr. Mott is well known for dynamic and insightful presentations about the US Constitution. Since the 2016 election, she has been traveling around the Northeast presenting on the Bill of Rights. “The point is not to lecture but to get the audience engaged in the constitutional questions of our nation,” she explains. “Just about every passage in our founding document is open to debate. The trick is to allow space for all sides in these on-going arguments.”
More information about the “19th Amendment” event, including links, as well as all upcoming online and live concert events, is available at www.nextstagearts.org
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