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From the Parlor to the Polling Place: Stories and Songs from the Suffragists

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September 26, 2022: 6:30 pm

Singer and historian Linda Radtke, in period garb and “Votes for Women” sash, celebrates the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment, specifically highlighting the decades-long persistence of Vermonters, both women and men. Radtke also traces the movement’s alignment with other social justice initiatives such as temperance, labor conditions, wage equity, peace, and children’s welfare. Both the songs and stories in Radtke’s engaging presentation, accompanied by pianist Cameron Steinmetz, highlight Vermonters’ efforts from 1840-1921, as they lobbied in churches, at “parlor meetings” at town halls and at the State House for total enfranchisement.

About Linda Radtke

Linda Radtke, a classically trained singer, was a Vermont high school teacher for thirty-one years and now produces the VPR Choral Hour on Vermont Public Radio.


September 26, 2022
6:30 pm
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Shirley Duso
(802) 933-4394


Enosburg Falls United Methodist Church
245 Church St
Enosburg Falls, VT 05450 United States
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