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Lugar Series Suffrage Celebration

January 15, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

5:30 pm

Join us as we celebrate the centennial of women’s right to vote with a performance of Digging in Their Heels from Sally Perkins!

Suffrage Movement

Almost seventy years passed between the first calls for women’s voting rights and the passage of the 19th Amendment. Indiana women organized, marched, petitioned and sometimes resisted. There were ups and downs along the way, including two major wars and a brief moment in 1917 when it seemed the state would beat the nation in the race for women’s suffrage—an exciting summer when Indiana women flooded the polls before the franchise was snatched from them again.

In 1920, Hoosier women’s continuous and tireless work paid off and their goal was realized.On January 16, the Indiana General Assembly approved the national amendment for women’s suffrage; then, at last, on August 26, the U.S. Congress approved the final paperwork ratifying the change to the Constitution. Read more on the Indiana’s Womens Suffrage Centennial website here.

Meet the Storyteller

Sally Perkins is a professional storyteller, speaker, educator, and trainer. She travels the country performing stories of all sorts: historical, wisdom, personal . . . even ghoulish. She’s been a featured performer at the Indianapolis Spirit & Place Festival, the Tennessee Haunting in the Hills Festival, and the National Storytelling Network Conference. Her Digging in Their Heels story was a topselling show at the 2018 Indy Fringe Theatre Festival.

Sally’s story, Digging in Their Heels, is a comedic, fast-paced, surprise-filled piece that tells the story in a manner that keeps audiences laughing, learning, and marveling at those who paved the way for women today! Read more here.

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January 15, 2020
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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The Lugar Series
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Indianapolis Propylaeum
1410 North Delaware Street
Indianapolis, 46202 United States
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