From the Parlor to the Polling Place / Video

From the Parlor to the Polling Place: Stories and Songs from the Suffragists brought to you by the Friends of the Library


Music was essential to the movement: each state convention of suffragists began and ended with songs such as “Shall Women Vote?” “New America,” “Giving the Ballot to the Mother” or “Voting as we Pray,” as well as rousing Christian hymns. Radtke also traces the movement’s alignment with other social justice initiatives such as temperance, labor conditions, wage equity, peace, and children’s welfare.


Linda Radtke, a classically trained singer will be performing live with accompanist Cameron Steinmetz from the Charlotte Congregational Church.  Linda was a Vermont high school teacher for thirty-one years and now produces the VPR Choral Hour on Vermont Public Radio.