Votes for Women: Teacher Workshop

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Tuesday October 15

4:30 PM  –  6:30 PM

In this lively presentation, curator Amanda Burdan will give behind the scenes information and a sneak peak of the monumental exhibition: Votes for Women; A Visual History coming to Brandywine February 1 through June 7, 2020. Come ready to be inspired and leave with suggestions on how this exhibition can fit into your curriculum.

Votes for Women: A Visual History will include drawings, illustrations, and posters from museums, historical societies, and private collections that visualize the complex political messages conveyed by suffragists. Also included will be historic photographs of marches, rallies, and the celebrated procession in Washington DC held in March of 1913. Examples of the costumes, clothing, sashes, and other emblems of women's activism worn by suffragists will enliven the presentation, drawing comparisons between the representations and realities of women's struggle to win the vote.

 Also on view will be the powerful exhibition Witness to History: Selma Photography of Stephen Somerstein featuring photographs of Dr. King and other prominent activists such as Rosa Parks, James Baldwin, Bayard Rustin, John Lewis, and Joan Baez taken by photographer Stephen Somerstein. Somerstein also took poignant portraits of his fellow demonstrators, as well as the anonymous bystanders who had gathered along route to observe the civil action in progress.

Attendees will receive 2 hours of Act 48 credit. Online pre-registration is requested or by contacting the education office at 610-388-8382 or

Free for teachers who pre-register with school ID