"Kate Campbell Stevenson created Amending America: How Women Won the Vote to educate audiences to a vital yet neglected era of American history.
"Touring the country performing my one-woman show, Women: Back to the Future, I was alarmed by the void in general knowledge of women's history, particularly the early 20th Century fight for the ratification of the 19th Amendment. I witnessed a nonchalant naivete in today's women and young girls about the long struggle earlier generations of women endured to win the vote. This compelled me to create an educational experience, using music and theater, to encourage women to recognize their power in participating in the democratic process.
I teamed up with the League of Women Voters for a community connections grant funded in part by a grant from the Montgomery County Government and The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County to create Amending America: How Women Won the Vote. My vision is to use music and theater to be an agent of change. Yes, women have come a long way – but a better understanding of women's history and their struggles
Empowers us all for the future. The featured women are Abigail Adams, First Lady and early women's rights activist; Rose Crabtree, Council member of the 1920 All-Female Town Council of Jackson Hole, Wyoming; Alice Paul, early 20th century suffragist and co-founder of the National Women's Party.
Amending America: How Women Won the Vote fills in some of the gaps in suffrage history, and challenges today's audiences- particularly women and young girls to become more active participants in the local, state and national political process. For women's voices to be heard, more women need to run for office, serve on committees and learn how to advocate for issues they feel are important to improve our society, whether it's on local, state or national level."