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Mary Church Terrell: Performance live stream and Q&A
This summer, Maryland Humanities raises the voices of four notable women who took action to secure their right to vote. We highlight the unique story of each of these historic figures as they fought for their rights. This year’s series starts in the 1600s and continues through the modern era.

Join us on July 22nd as Sherrie Tolliver portrays Mary Church Terrell (1863–1954). Born in Tennessee to two formerly enslaved business owners, Terrell helped to found the National Association for Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the National Association for Colored Women’s Clubs (NACWC) and worked with the National Women’s Party in picketing at the White House in support of women’s suffrage.

1pm: stream of the performance
2pm: live Q&A with Sherrie Tolliver and the Maryland Humanities staff

Visit www.MDChautauqua.org for full biographies and further reading.

Jul 22, 2020 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Sherrie Tolliver
@Women in History
Sherrie Tolliver is a native Clevelander whose 40 - year career as an actor, writer, director, stand – up comic and history interpreter has taken her across the country and around the world. She has performed in major productions at The Cleveland Play House, Karamu Theatre, Cleveland Public Theatre, Ensemble Theatre and the JCC Halle Theatre. As a member of the Group Women In History she has brought the stories of great American Women such as Rosa Parks, Madam C. J. Walker and Harriet Tubman to life for audiences of all ages.  As a stand – up comic, she has been the opening act for such luminaries as Aretha Franklin, Natalie Cole, Kool & the Gang, and Will Downing.  She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.