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Suffrage in Black and White: A Conversation with the Playwrights
Rooted in the abolitionist movement, the women’s suffrage movement in Boston provides a powerful lens to examine the intersection of race, gender, and politics in the city and beyond. In an innovative multi-phase project, the National Park Service and Revolutionary Spaces are working with Plays in Place to bring this history to life by creating three original site-specific plays.

Playwrights Patrick Gabridge, Miranda ADEkoje, and Ginger Lazarus have researched and conceptualized plays that will activate Boston's historic spaces and dive into the connections between the abolitionist and women's suffrage movements in the city. Historical moments featured include: Angelina Grimke's groundbreaking 1838 speech on abolition and women's rights at the Massachusetts State House; Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin's launching of the Black clubwomen’s movement in Beacon Hill in 1895; and the Massachusetts Woman Suffrage Association's Faneuil Hall rally after the crushing defeat of the 1915 women's suffrage state referendum.

Join the playwrights in conversation as they outline their initial concepts for these plays and invite you to offer your thoughts and feedback!

May 12, 2021 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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