The American Slavery Project: Black Women & The Ballot: "In the Parlour" an...

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American Slavery Project 2019 Play Reading Series:
The ABC’s: African-Americans From Bondage Through Crow

Black Women & the Ballot: featuring "In the Parlour"
By Judy Tate
Directed by Dianne Kirksey

Accompanied and two short pieces, "Pulling the Lever" by Judy Tate and "Don't/Dream" by Saviana Stanescu

"In the Parlour": On the eve of the historic 1913 Women's March, young Howard University student and sorority member, Edna Brown, is stitching up walking skirts for the newly-formed Delta Sigma Thetas to wear. But when she learns that the famous white suffragette and march organizer, Alice Paul, has other plans, she gets some help from the formidable Mary Church Terrell and Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority first president, Nellie Quander. It becomes a battle of wit and will in this original imagining of a very true story.

Followed by a conversation with members from the African-American sororities the Alpha Kappa Alpha and Delta Sigma Theta discussing their history, values and purpose.

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