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IN THE PARLOUR

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Venue: National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW 

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

March 1st 1913, on the eve of what was to become the most historic Womens’ Suffrage march in history, the African American activist Mary Church Terrell negotiates with white suffragette, Alice Paul, who has organized the march, but is unwilling to allow African-American women to participate. This one-act play takes place in the parlour of the home of Edna Brown, a Howard University scholar and sorority sister of Delta Sigma Theta who is making walking skirts for the event. The famous educator Nellie Quander, leader of a rival sorority has arranged this meeting between the two formidable opponents and as they do battle, we witness history being made.   

Cast:

Gabrielle Camille Archer

Montana Lampert Hoover

Celestine Rae

Messeret Stroman Wheeler as Mary Church Terrell

Written by Judy Tate, directed by Dianne Kirksey Floyd, produced by The American Slavery Project. 

Sponsored by the Brown-Sanchez Family 

In partnership with National Museum of Women in the Arts

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Earlier Event: September 28
#MARCHONCAFE
Later Event: September 29
DAUGHTERS OF THE MOVEMENT