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. Centennial of Suffrage 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 debuted in November 2019 and was a critical success, with dates now being booked all over the US for 2020 and 2021. Watch the Current Tour & Show Dates page to learn where Cece will be appearing next, and follow her on Facebook and Instagram for real-time updates on the program and her travels on the road.
Want a sneak peek? Here are a couple of songs recorded during rehearsal that will be a part of the live concert program.
“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 throughout 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.