Online, Two-Part Series

Black Women’s Struggle
for the Vote

Hosted by the The Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education and the Contemporary American Theater Festival.

April 12 • 7:30pm

Actor Lizan Mitchell as Mary Church Terrell, one of the most prominent Black suffragists, in the world premiere of Deborah Brevoort’s My Lord, What a Night at CATF in 2019

Join us for Part II of this special, two-part online series: Black Women’s Struggle for the Vote:

Monday, April 12 at 7:30pm

The second installment of the Black Women’s Struggle for the Vote series features award-winning stage, film, and television actress Lizan Mitchell –  who portrayed one of the nation’s most prominent Black suffragists, Mary Church Terrell – in the world premiere of Deborah Brevoort’s My Lord, What a Night at CATF in 2019. Moderator Dr. Chiquita Howard-Bostic, Shepherd University’s Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity, and Ms. Mitchell will discuss how Lizan researched for her role, how the arts can amplify the voices of Black women, and how Black women advocated for everyone’s right to vote.

Meet the guests»