The Suffragettes: Trio for Women

Elwood Kenney Heyser

Vocal music had a constant presence in the women's suffrage movement. The Library of Congress has recently digitized a large collection of women's suffrage music, just ahead of the 2020 centennial celebration of the 19th amendment.

Reading Critically and Detecting Bias

This treble trio seems to celebrate the fight for womens' rights. But does it really? Invite students to read closely and make inferences to interpret the song for themselves. How can they expressively perform to convey the intent they perceive?