On August 26, 1920, three quarters of the state legislatures ratified the Nineteenth Amendment and American Women won full voting rights. Join BHML online on Wednesday August 12, 2020 to celebrate the suffrage movement 100 years later.
For the last two summers BHML has been thrilled to welcome Judith Kalaora from History At Play to perform her historical reenactments on the library lawn. This year, we’re hopping on the virtual bandwagon and are excited to offer a live-stream performance of: I Now Pronounce You Lucy Stone™
Wednesday, August 12, 6:30 PM, Join us on Zoom
Step in to the immersive world of History At Play! After the show, there will be time for questions and answers.
About Lucy Stone:
Challenging discrimination is not easy, but Lucy Stone is never one to take the easy road. The first woman from Massachusetts to earn a college degree, Lucy defies every obstacle and is an ardent supporter of human rights. Always fierce, her belief that women and men be equal is evident in both her political and personal endeavors. Her message inspired thousands of women to join the suffrage movement; Susan B. Anthony credits Lucy’s impassioned speeches for her involvement.
As a scholar, Lucy intensely studied Greek and Hebrew and vehemently insists that the Holy Bible has been mistranslated to oppress and objectify women. There is no way Lucy will settle for second best, even in her marriage! She created a marriage protest to be read in place of her wedding vows and refused to take her husband’s surname, leading to the moniker of a “Lucy Stoner” to describe a woman who does just that!
In this fiery presentation, Lucy describes the tension of Antebellum Boston. Her discussion touches on the gender caste system and also encompasses the fierce abolitionist movement. Women were evolving from successful abolitionists to struggling suffragists! Their fight was ferocious, so come along for the ride! Suitable for all ages. Running Time: Approx. 60 minutes.
About Judith Kalaora:
Judith is a professional educator, actress, and living historian. She graduated Magna cum Laude from Syracuse University and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting, along with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Language and Culture. She attended the Globe Education Program of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London, England. Judith founded History At Play™ in 2010 to provide educational entertainment, chronicling the lives of influential and often forgotten women. Judith researches, writes, produces, and performs.
Check out: Kalaora talks to the Boston Globe about going virtual.
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Topic: History At Play, LLC Presents “I Now Pronounce You Lucy Stone”
Time: Aug 12, 2020 06:15 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 830 1894 4061