60Mins Virtual Session: Centennial of Suffrage
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In 1920, the United States ratified the 19th Amendment, officially granting women the right to vote. As she did in The Songs of World War I, Cece marked this milestone with an American Songline program that tells the story of the Women’s Suffrage Movement through song. Centennial of Suffrage reaches back to the period following the Civil War, when pioneering women launched a wide-ranging reform movement that would bear fruit in many aspects of American life, most notably in the struggle for women’s enfranchisement. From stirring marches like “Suffrage Song (Let Us Sing As We Go)” to patriotic standards like “America the Beautiful” rewritten for the suffrage cause, hear the songs that capture the mood of Americans on both sides of the debate, and learn about the iconic women who fought for their most fundamental political rights.
American Songline programs consist of a mix of vaudeville and show tunes, patriotic favorites, operetta and light classical numbers, all dating from the early years of the 20th century. These songs range from sweet and sentimental to witty and sophisticated, and are guaranteed crowd-pleasers. Interspersed with the songs is Cece’s commentary, highlighting then-current issues reflected in the lyrics and establishing a context for modern audiences to appreciate the music to its fullest.
One-hour live concert video with commentary.
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