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.