"Black Women and The Ballot"
Messeret will be in “Pulling the Lever” and “In The Parlour” on Monday, April 8th at 7pm
American Slavery Project 2019 Play Reading Series:
The ABC’s: African-Americans From Bondage Through Crow
In the Parlour" 1913 on the eve of the historic Washington, D.C. Women's March for Votes, a member of the newly formed Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. stitches "walking skirts" for her fellow sorors to wear, when she learns that the march's famous organizer has very different plans.
"Don't/Dream" On election day, an undocumented immigrant housekeeper, burdened with endless chores, fantasizes about voting and tries to make sense of her entitled employer's obsessions.
"Pulling the Lever" Election day and three generations of African-American women reflect on what having the vote means to them.
There will be conversation throughout the event and a special panel after "In the Parlour" with members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.