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?