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From Seneca Falls to the 19th Amendment: Songs of the American Woman Suffrage Movement

Wednesday, March 11th at 6 PM Westerly Library Auditorium.

League of Women Voters South County Presents:

“From Seneca Falls to the 19th Amendment: Songs of the American

Woman Suffrage Movement”, with Rick Spencer and Dawn Indermuele. 


The struggle for woman suffrage was an important and hard-fought step toward gender equality.  Music was one of the significant tools used in the crusade for a woman’s right to vote.  Songs were composed to advance (and to oppose) the agenda that culminated in the 1920 ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution.  This program presents some of the most engaging and interesting songs of the movement, with historical commentary, in commemoration of the centennial of a woman’s right to vote in America.


Rick Spencer and Dawn Indermuehle develop and present a series of theme-based music and history programs. They present songs that give cultural insight into interesting times, places and events in American history.  Rick and Dawn carefully craft their vocals and accompaniment to sound as true to a song’s era or style as possible.  Their vast repertoire includes music from the Colonial era to the present day.  Rick and Dawn use these songs to illustrate the evolution of our nation’s culture and history in an informative and entertaining way.

Presented in partnership with the Friends of the Westerly Library & Wilcox Park.

Adults, teens, and children welcome.

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