Women’s History Flashmob in Plymouth, Massachusetts Salutes 100th anniversary of 19th Amendment

In the Press

August 26, 2020

August 26, 2020

Pilgrim Hall Museum, in partnership with the Plymouth Area League of Women Voters, the Herring Pond Wampanoag Tribe, Indivisible Plymouth, the Plymouth Antiquarian Society, and Plymouth 400 Inc., has released a flashmob video commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment guaranteeing women’s right to vote in America. The Amendment to the US Constitution was certified and became law on August 26, 1920.

Filmed earlier this month, the flashmob event featured 19 Plymouth women voters, reflecting the diversity of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, gathering on the historic Museum’s granite portico, dressed in the colors of the suffragist flag, yellow, white and purple, and carrying suffrage flags, banners and signs, to give a centennial salute to the 19th Amendment.

Led by naturalized citizen Regina DaSilva, the assembled group flashed signs with messages honoring women’s historical fight for the vote and encouraging women to exercise that right. Plymouth North High School senior and new 2020 voter Karen Phan presented symbolic sunflower bouquets to Barbara Keyes of the Plymouth Antiquarian Society, dressed in 19th century costume to represent women’s 72-year battle for suffrage beginning at Seneca Falls in 1848, and to elected women officials Melissa Ferretti, Herring Pond Wampanoag Tribal Chair; State Representative Kathy LaNatra; State Senator Susan Moran; and Plymouth School Committee Member Vedna Heywood.

The event was produced with the support of Denise Maccaferri Photography and former Massachusetts Senate President Therese Murray.

The Plymouth women who participated in the event are: Christina Brown, Henrietta Cosentino, Regina DaSilva, Virginia Davis, Deb Etzel, Melissa Ferretti, Jennifer Harding, Vedna Heywood, Barbara Keyes, Rep. Kathy LaNatra, Mary LeSueur, Anne Mason, Heidi Mayo, Senator Susan Moran, Deanna Nealey, Karen Phan, Joyce Poremski, Ashley Shaw, and Yaxsarie Velazquez, and (off-camera) Frimma Buckman
and Cynthia Barber.

For more information, contact director@pilgrimhall.org.

Pilgrim Hall Museum is located at 75 Court Street (Route 3A), Plymouth, Massachusetts 02360.
Information: 508.746.1620; Website: www.pilgrimhall.org
Hours: The Museum is currently closed to the public due to public health concerns during the global
pandemic, and is working towards a reopening date in fall 2020.
75 Court Street, Plymouth, MA 02360
508.746.1620; www.pilgrimhallmuseum.org