LADIES’ DAY recreates this event using authentic speeches and propaganda songs written between 1901 and 1920.
Even as late as 1920, many American women still believed what they were told: that they could not handle the responsibility, or did not deserve the privilege, of voting. One reviewer recently noted, “Many of these same arguments are still being used to suppress women today; this material is just as timely now as it was a century ago.”
The suffragists and the anti-suffragists were both active during August 1920 in Nashville, trying to sway members of the state legislature one way or the other. LADIES’ DAY deals with both points of view and recreates the conflict between the two sides.