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Thursday, May 2, 2019 12:11 am

Standing on Her Shoulders

 

In 1919, Congress passed the 19th amendment which forbade states to deny the right to vote on the basis of sex and sent it to the states for ratification. Illinois was one of the first three states, along with Michigan and Wisconsin, to ratify the amendment just six days after it was passed. The Lincoln Land Community College Academy of Lifelong Learning and the Illinois State Museum, with the support of Illinois Humanities, invite the public to the upcoming speaker series, Standing on Her Shoulders, being held in recognition of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage.  In the first program, “March of the Women:  Music for the 100th Anniversary of Suffrage,” Phil Passen will play the hammered dulcimer and sing, providing a narrative about women in society, and discuss the ways in which songs, including songs about equal job opportunity and equal pay for equal work, supported the changes sought in the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. Free.

March of the Women: Music for the 100th Anniversary of Suffrage
May 5, 2 p.m. Sun.
Thorne Deuel Auditorium
Illinois State Museum
502 S. Spring St.
217-782-7386

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