Suffrage Celebration Events Spring 2020

Suffrage Celebration Events Spring 2020

The year 2020 marks 100 years LWV Centennial Banner since the League of Women Voters was organized (February 14, 1920) and the ratification of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote (August 18, 1920).

The Montgomery County League will recognize these anniversaries with these events. All events are open to the public.

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Tuesday, March 3

10:30 am

"Introducing Black Suffragists"  a talk that places contributions of African Americans in the struggle for Women's Suffrage, by Carolyn Rude. Free

Warm Hearth Village Center

Saturday, March 14

2:00 pm

Iron Jawed Angels, film about the fight to give women the right to vote, focusing on the period of 1917-1919 and on Washington DC. Free

canceled

Lyric Theatre, College Ave.

Saturday, March 14

4:00 pm

Champagne reception celebrating the League of Women Voters and Women's suffrage.  Free

canceled

Lyric Theatre, College Ave.

Saturday, March 21

10:00 am

"Yellow Rose, Red Rose: Women and the Vote"  a performance piece about women's suffrage written by theater classes at Virginia Tech and Radford University. Free

canceled

Warm Hearth Village Center

Saturday, May 2

10:00 am–2:00 pm

Women and the Vote  Students from Virginia Tech and Radford University will present a theatrical work that explores the women’s suffrage movement in the United States. Update and development of the March 21 event. Co-sponsored by the Lifelong Learning Institute at Virginia Tech. Registration through LLI requested because of limited space.

canceled

Alexander Black House, Blacksburg

Wednesday, July 8

9:15 am– bus departs Blacksburg Community Center

Trip to the Barter Theatre in Abingdon to see "Winter Wheat," a play about the dramatic and suspenseful fight in Tennessee over ratification of the 19th Amendment. $43 for play and transportation. Reservations through Blacksburg Parks and Recreation.

Barter Theatre in Abingdon

The March 3 and March 21 events are co-sponsored with the Lifelong Learning Institute at Virginia Tech.

The film showing, Iron Jawed Angels, is co-sponsored with the Montgomery-Radford-Floyd Branch of the NAACP and the Lyric Theatre.


Also look for forthcoming information on the League's participation in the 4th of July parade.

Issues: 
Voting rights are under attack.