In 1920, the United States ratified the 19th Amendment, officially granting women the right to vote. As she did in The Songs of World War I, Cece is marking this milestone with an all-new American Songline program that tells the story of the Women’s Suffrage Movement through song. Tentatively entitled Centennial of Suffrage, the program reaches back to the period following the Civil War, when pioneering women launched a wide-ranging reform movement that would bear fruit in many aspects of American life, most notably in the struggle for women’s enfranchisement. Hear the songs that capture the mood of Americans on both sides of the suffrage debate, and learn about the iconic women who fought for their most fundamental political rights.
Centennial of Suffrage is still under development ahead of its official debut in 2020, yet audiences attending Cece’s concerts later this year will have the opportunity to hear selections from it in advance. Watch the Current Tour & Show Dates page to learn where Cece will be appearing next, and follow her on Facebook and Instagram for updates on the program as it progresses.
Want a sneak peek? Here are a couple of songs she has been working on in rehearsals this year.
“She’s Good Enough to Be Your Baby’s Mother and She’s Good Enough to Vote with You”
Published in 1916, this song was very popular through the rest of the 1910s. Song titles were sometimes very long during this period – the more flashy the better!
“Let Us All Speak Our Minds If We Die For It”
The Women’s Suffrage movement began in 1848, which is much earlier in the United States than most people in America realize. Considered one of the earliest songs about feminism, this song was published in 1863 during the height of the Civil War.