Saturday, Sept. 18 at 1:30 p.m.— PLYMOUTH NOTCH — The President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site hosts singer and historian Linda Radtke on Saturday, Sept. 18 at 1:30 p.m. Radtke, producer of the VPR Choral Hour on Vermont Public Radio (VPR), will present “From the Parlor to the Polling Place: Stories and Songs from the Suffragists.”
Linda Radtke, in period garb and “Votes for Women” sash, will celebrate the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment, highlighting the decades-long persistence of Vermonters, both women and men. Radtke will trace 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 will be featured in Radtke’s engaging presentation emphasizing Vermonters’ efforts from 1840-1921, as they lobbied in churches, at “parlor meetings” at town halls, and at the State House for total enfranchisement.
This talk is free, open to the public, and accessible to those with disabilities. It will be held in the Union Christian Church at the historic site.