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An Equal Right to Act: 1848 Rochester Women's Rights Remembered

An Equal Right to Act: 1848 Rochester Women's Rights Remembered produced by FirstLight Players is 10 am during Sunday Service July 23 at First Unitarian Church of Rochester 220 Winton Road South.

Rochester Photographer, Ira Srole, has created the play with consultant historians of First Unitarian, Colleen Hurst and Bill Fugate. 1848 upon the excitement of the Seneca Falls Convention for a Woman's Rights, a Rochester Convention was held at First Unitarian. The play uses excerpts of statements made as the Rochester Convention unfolded. A woman had never before presided over a public convention with both men and women in the hall. The very proposal of this brought on quite a heated floor discussion. Frederick Douglass was there as well as other prominent men. Susan B Anthony was away teaching school elsewhere in New York State. We will hear a letter to her by Mrs. Bush portraying the excitement of the hour. Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Amy Post are other familiar persons attending. The cast consists of 19 members, including two narrators. The show includes period tunes, period photos of the characters on screen, and actors in costumes.