Performing History: Women and the Vote

Alexander Black House | Interdisciplinary Events

May 2, 2020 at 10:00am - 2:00pm

“Performing History: Women and the Vote” [working title]
A civic and cultural initiative to celebrate the centenary of the Nineteenth Amendment

The year 2020 will mark the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment. 

Students from Virginia Tech and Radford University, enrolled in the "Performing History: Women and the Vote" class, will present a devised theatrical work that explores the history of the women's suffrage movement in the United States . The performance will be held at the Alexander Black House (a Victorian home that is now a museum) in Blacksburg.

Small groups of audience members will move from room to room to experience the various scenes, songs, and speeches. 

This project has been made possible through an Instructional Innovation Grant from the Virginia Tech Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, and a CVPA Research/Scholarly Project Award from Radford University's College of Visual and Performing Arts. Generous support has also been provided by the School of Performing Arts at Virginia Tech, the Virginia Tech Center for Humanities, the Department of Theatre and Cinema at Radford University, the League of Women Voters of Montgomery County, and the Virginia Tech Departments of English, Religion and Culture, and Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management.

A special thank you to the Alexander Black House and Cultural Center for hosting this event.


Free Event. Check back for event reservation information!

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