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5/5/2017 - ACC continues its Applause Series with SALLY MATSON presenting her one-woman portrayal of nineteenth century activist Susan B. Anthony


One-woman show highlights accomplishments of activist Susan B. Anthony

Photo courtesy of Somerville Community Access TV-Dead Air Live.

The thirteenth season of the Agawam Cultural Council’s popular Applause Series concludes on Friday, May 5, 2017 at 7:00 pm. Sally Matson will presents her one-woman portrayal of nineteenth century activist Susan B. Anthony at the Agawam Public Library.

Miss Anthony’s letters, speeches, and diaries provide an interesting history lesson and reveal her righteous fury, her wit, and her perseverance. An ardent abolitionist who traveled New York state for the Anti-Slavery Society, she was later arrested, tried, and convicted for illegally voting in the 1875 presidential election. Anthony became the symbol of the struggle for women’s suffrage and women’s rights, and her self-deprecating humor and keen intellect allowed her to challenge legislators, newsmen, and even fellow abolitionists and suffragists. If you think of history as static and stuffy, you haven’t experienced it “in-the-flesh.”

Sally Matson is a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Communication, and has been acting and directing for forty years. Matson is a member of Solo Together, a Boston-based organization of living history performers, and has appeared as Susan B. Anthony at Hofstra University in conjunction with the Presidential debates of 2008, 2012, and 2016.

The Agawam Public Library is located at 750 Cooper Street in Agawam, Massachusetts and can be reached by phone at (413) 789-1550. This and all Applause Series events are free and open to the public.

Additional information on each of the Applause Series events is available at the Agawam Cultural Council web site, www.agawamcc.org. 

The Agawam Cultural Council is an all-volunteer local partner of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, and is funded, in part, by the MCC.  The ACC is charged with bringing engaging, entertaining, and educational events and opportunities in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences, to children and adults from Agawam and the surrounding communities.