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Coverage for grant GI-269725-20

GI-269725-20
When Women Lost the Vote: A Revolutionary Story, 1776-1807
Philip Mead, Museum of the American Revolution

Grant details: https://securegrants.neh.gov/publicquery/main.aspx?f=1&gn=GI-269725-20

Uncovering Lost Black History, Stone by Stone (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Jennifer Schuessler
Publication: New York Times
Date: 12/22/2020
Abstract: The article describes the efforts of Elaine Buck and Beverly Mills, who research the histories of individuals buried in Stoutsburg Cemetery, Hopewell, NJ, one of the oldest African-American burial grounds in the U.S. The article notes the Museum's contributions to their understanding of the lives of African-Americans buried in the cemetery, at least two of whom appeared on 1801 poll lists as New Jersey voters.
Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/22/arts/black-cemetery-new-jersey-history.html

One the Trail of America's First Women to Vote (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Jennifer Schuessler
Publication: New York Times
Date: 2/24/2020
Abstract: Article describing the discovery of poll lists by the Museum's collections team proving that a significant number of women voted in elections in New Jersey from 1776-1807. The article notes the Museum's forthcoming special exhibition "When Women Lost the Vote," which will explore equal voting rights in New Jersey in the Early Republic "when the meaning of the Revolution’s ideas was being worked out on the ground."
Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/24/arts/first-women-voters-new-jersey.html

Revolution Museum has a remarkable story to tell about New Jersey's inclusive voting rights--in the 1700s (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Stephan Salisbury
Publication: Philadelphia Inquirer
Date: 2/24/2020
Abstract: Article describing the discovery of poll lists by the Museum's collections team proving that a significant number of women voted in elections in New Jersey from 1776-1807. The article notes the Museum's forthcoming special exhibition "When Women Lost the Vote," which will explore equal voting rights in New Jersey in the Early Republic.
Link: https://www.inquirer.com/arts/american-revolution-museum-philadelphia-vote-women-people-of-color-nj-20200224.html

More than a century before the 19th Amendment, women were voting in New Jersey (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Gillian Brockell
Publication: Washington Post
Date: 8/4/2020
Abstract: Article describing the discovery of poll lists by the Museum's collections team proving that a significant number of women voted in elections in New Jersey from 1776-1807. The article notes the Museum's forthcoming special exhibition "When Women Lost the Vote," which will explore equal voting rights in New Jersey in the Early Republic.
Link: https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/local/history/new-jersey-women-vote-1776-suffrage/

In 1807, N.J. women and free people of color lost the right to vote. The Museum of the American Revolution explores why (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Brandon T. Harden
Publication: Philadelphia Inquirer
Date: 10/8/2020
Abstract: The article describes the Museum's new exhibition "When Women Lost the Vote: A Revolutionary Story, 1776-1807," which opened on October 3, 2020.
Link: https://www.inquirer.com/arts/museum-of-american-revolution-when-women-lost-vote-new-jersey-20201008.html

When Women Lost the Vote: Museum of the American Revolution installs new exhibit (Media Coverage)
Publication: WPVI-TV Philadelphia
Date: 1/4/2021
Abstract: Segment on a local news program about the installation of the tableau featuring women voting in New Jersey in 1801 and the "When Women Lost the Vote" exhibition.
Link: https://6abc.com/society/museum-of-the-american-revolution-installs-new-exhibit-/7398224/

New museum exhibit explores how women originally lost right to vote (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Hadas Kuznits
Publication: KYW News Radio
Date: 3/6/2021
Abstract: News story describing the Museum's special exhibition "When Women Lost the Vote," exploring equal voting rights in New Jersey in the Early Republic.
Link: https://www.radio.com/kywnewsradio/news/local/new-museum-exhibit-explores-how-women-lost-right-to-vote

How one local composer is remembering the ladies of past and present (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Molly Given
Publication: Metro Philadelphia Newspaper
Date: 3/24/2021
Abstract: An article about the virtual premiere of composer Dr. Melissa Dunphy's original piece “Remember the Ladies,” inspired by Abigail Adam's well-known 1776 letter to her husband John Adams, which is featured in "When Women Lost the Vote: A Revolutionary Story, 1776-1807." Dunphy’s “Remember the Ladies,” which premieres March 25, sets excerpts from Adam's letter for an a cappella mixed chorus, performed by the 40-voice community choir PhilHarmonia.
Link: https://philly.metro.us/how-one-local-composer-is-remembering-the-ladies-of-past-and-present/?fbclid=IwAR0ENMmW_jjvDgfmvYrlqxznd-IT1Y2KEnrhxUo3YhHtuNzSuDrXtpfrgLA

Diverse voices tell the tale of women's voting rights (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Jamyra Perry
Publication: The Philadelphia Tribune
Date: 3/6/2021
Abstract: Interview with actress Tiffany Bacon, who portrays Elizabeth “Mumbet” Freeman in the one-woman play written for the Museum by Teresa Miller.
Link: https://www.phillytrib.com/lifestyle/diverse-voices-tell-the-tale-of-womens-voting-rights/article_686148eb-5d43-5287-b074-dd993faebd81.html

Abigail Adams' Words Inspire Modern Museum Music (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Sheila Watko
Publication: NBC10 Philadelphia
Date: 3/23/2021
Abstract: Coverage of Melissa Dunphy's choral work and the When Women Lost the Vote exhibition.
Link: https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/entertainment/philly-live/abigail-adams-words-inspire-modern-museum-music/2752800/

Reality Check with Charles Ellison (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Charles Ellison
Publication: WURD 900 AM
Date: 4/2/2021
Abstract: Adrienne Whaley, the Museum's Director of K-12 and Community Engagement, discussed When Women Lost the Vote and Women’s History Month programming in a 20-minute interview with host Charles Ellison.
Link: https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/reality-check-3221-adrienne-whaley


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