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Delta Cultural Center Commemorates 100 Years of Women's Suffrage

January 17, 2020 11:15 AM to January 17, 2020 1:00PM

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In recognition of the stunning accomplishments made by women to win the right to vote in Arkansas and throughout the nation during the early 1920s, the Delta Cultural Center (DCC) will host a tribute to the women's suffragist movement when women won the right to vote. Friday, January 17, from 11:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., in commemoration of the centennial of the suffragists, the DCC will present a special program in honor of those pioneers whose moment in history had finally arrived—and against all odds. The celebration will take place at the DCC which is located at 141 Cherry Street, Helena, Ark. Admission is free to all.

These were women who championed a cause that helped reshape the American political landscape and redefine the role of women in this country even until today.Neill Matthews of the Arkansas League of Women Voters is the invited guest speaker. Matthews will summarize the many accomplishments made by the Suffragettes of Arkansas, and the cultural and historical impact they had on the State-- including the Arkansas Delta.

Suffragette Reenactor Pat Jordan of the Heritage Theatre Guild, of Wayne, Pennsylvania, will bring to life Carrie Chapman Catt, a central leader of the Suffragette Movement of the 1900s.Jordan's interactive reenactment delivers a quite memorable portrayal of Catt.The program will conclude with the unveiling of a painting recently commission by the DCC.It depicts the Arkansas Republican Convention of 1920, the first in which women participated as voting members of the party. For more information about this event, contact Richard Spilman at 870.338.4350, or [email protected]

Photo:  Carrie Chapman Catt, Suffragist Leader & Founder of the League of Voters presented by Pat Jordan of Heritage Theatre Guild at the Harrisburg Capitol celebration of Pennsylvania's ratification of the 19th Amendment--Women's Right to Vote. 
  

 


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