Bitter Flower – Race, Gender, and the Suffrage Movement

Poster of event - The left side of the image describes the title: Race, Gender, and the Suffrage Movement: a play and conversation. Date: 10/22/2020 and time: noon-1:15pm. The right side of the image shows a half-black half-white drawing of a flower.

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When: 10/22/2020 @ 12:00PM-1:15PM Where: Zoom

Join us for a screening and conversation about Bitter Flower, a play that explores the relationship between two major figures of the suffrage movement, Ida B. Wells-Barnett and Jane Addams. The powerful dialogue examines the racism of the white suffrage movement and the undervalued work of Black suffragists. A post-screening conversation on past and present intersectional feminism will follow.


Screening of Bitter Flower (20min), a play by Jennifer Natalya Fink

Post-screening conversation with (45min)

Jennifer Natalya Fink, Author and English Professor

Marcia Chatelain, History Professor

Victoria Nourse, Law Professor

More about the play:

Bitter Flower was written by Jennifer Natalya Fink and directed by Lawrence Carlisle III and Ryan Pagels.

The play was part of the Burning Coal Theatre’s 19th Amendment Project (new window), a collection of short plays written by some of the most accomplished women and/or non-binary playwrights writing on the passage of the 19th Amendment 100 years ago and its ongoing impact.

Acknowledgments: We thank the Gilbert Theatre and the Burning Coal Theatre Company for allowing this screening to take place.