Chautauqua
PERFORMANCES BRING HISTORY TO LIFE!

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Chautauqua 2020 – Raising Their Voices will NOT be held July 5th , 6th, and 7th, 2020 at Garrett College. Unfortunately, due to the continuing impact of the coronavirus, we will not be able to offer in-person performances. We are however working to bring you virtual performances in July. We will announce the details next month. Please follow us on Facebook for the most current information. 

This year’s theme focuses on women’s suffrage as we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment.  Maryland Humanities raises the voices of four notable women who took action to secure their right to vote. We bring to the Chautauqua stage the unique story of each of these women as they fought for their rights starting in the 17th century and continuing through the modern era.

“One day, I know the struggle will change. There’s got to be a change … not only for the people in the United States, but people all over the world.” 

– Fannie Lou Hamer

PROGRAM

INFORMATION ………………………

  • July 2020  
  • Virtual Performance

Additonal details coming soon…

   

Chautauqua 2020 – Raising Their Voices:

Alice Paul (1885-1977) was the leader of the women’s suffrage movement, helping to secure the passage of the 19th amendment, and author of the Equal Rights Amendment. Elizabeth Cannon and Joanna Guy will portray Paul in a dual performance. This mother-daughter duet will highlight Paul at two significant moments in her life.

Mary Church Terrell (1863-1954) was a suffragist and a founder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP): she also founded the National Association for Colored Women and became its first president. Sherrie Tolliver, who holds a BFA in acting and a minor in African American History from New York University, will portray Terrell.

Fannie Lou Hamer (1917–1977) was a Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) organizer who co-founded the Mississippi Freedom Party. Arthuretta Martin, a performer who also conducts research on the framers of civil rights era legislation, will portray Hamer.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to hear famous historical figures talk about their experiences and accomplishments . . . in real life? Join Maryland Humanities at our annual Chautauqua and meet celebrated figures from our nation’s past, then talk with them about their lives, ideas, and impact.

Since 1995, when Maryland’s Chautauqua began at Garrett College, this summer event has spread to six locations, providing free programs for communities in every region of the state. Chautauqua combines scholarship and performance to present an interactive program that engages thousands of Marylanders in thoughtful dialogue.

FirstEnergy Foundation is a sponsor of the Garrett County Chautauqua event.

Clipper City Brass Quintet, WV Symphony Orchestra & The United States Naval Academy Band Performances Postponed
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