Today’s New York Times included a special section, Suffrage at 100: “To mark the anniversary of the 19th Amendment, we’re revisiting the stories of how women won the right to vote in the United States.”
On Tues. August 18th, Unfinished Work: Finish the Fight will premiere at 7:00pm ET. [Update: watch the recording on Youtube.] The Times describes it as “a virtual play, celebrating the unsung heroes of suffrage.”
“They were tireless organizers. Tenacious fighters. And political geniuses. They were Black and Latinx. Indigenous and immigrant. Together, they won women the right to vote and laid the cornerstone for gender equality in the United States. Yet their stories have rarely been told. Until now.
This August, we give voice to these heroes of the suffrage movement. Join us for the premiere of this innovative new performance. Learn why their fight is far from over.”
Harriett D. Foy as Mary McLeod Bethune
Zora Howard as Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
Q’orianka Kilcher as Zitkála-Šá
Leah Lewis as Mabel Ping-Hua Lee
Chelsea Rendon as Jovita Idár
Written by Ming Peiffer
Directed by Whitney White
Based on Finish the Fight!: The Brave and Revolutionary Women Who Fought for the Right to Vote” by Veronica Chambers and the Staff of The New York Times.
Produced by The New York Times.