Watch the videos, courtesy of Suffrage Wagon News Channel.
NEWS: The “Votes for Women” exhibition continues until May 13, 2018 at the New York State Museum in Albany, NY.
AUSTRALIAN WOMEN’S CHORUS CELEBRATES SUFFRAGE—(YouTube Video at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HpCmdLRuF8)
Tracy Bartram with Women’s Chorus, Australian Singer & Comedian Tracy Bartram
It took 19 attempts in Parliament for women in Victoria, Australia to get the right to vote in state elections. They finally succeeded in 1908, 12 years before the 19th amendment passed granting women in the U.S. the right to vote. In 2008, the Victoria Women’s Trust commissioned Melbourne based songwriter and musician, Kavisha Mazzella, to compose “Love and Justice,” a women’s anthem to celebrate the hundredth anniversary of Victorian women’s right to vote.
Mazzella conducted the premiere of Love and Justice on November 29, 2008 at the BMW Edge Theatre in Melbourne with a chorus of over 450 women who had been recruited through ads in the local newspapers and media. You can watch the premiere performance on YouTube at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HpCmdLRuF8.
Be here, now, to continue honoring the U.S. suffrage martyr, Inez Milholland. InezMilholland.wordpress.com
Image on this posting: From the New York State suffrage centennial exhibit at the New York State Museum (Albany, NY) on view from November 2017 to May 2018.
LetsRockTheCradle.com is a public service provided to the news media, policy makers, citizens, and all those interested in the national suffrage centennial in 2020 that will celebrate the first wave of the women’s rights movement in the United States. LetsRockTheCradle.com started as a blogging tour of the Finger Lakes region of New York State in 2013 by Marguerite Kearns and Olivia Twine in order to bring to the attention of the public the long and difficult struggle for women to win voting rights and the urgent need for public education about this time in US history.