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Singer and American Songline creator Cecelia Otto commemorates civil rights milestone

Oswego Heritage Council will host its monthly Chautauqua on First Wednesday March 4 at Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State St. in Lake Oswego. Guest speaker will be CeCe Otto in an all-new cabaret concert program titled Centennial of Suffrage. COURTESY PHOTO  - CeCe Otto will present 'Centennial of Suffrage' March 4 at Lakewood Center for the Arts at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to all.

In 1920, the United States ratified the 19th Amendment, officially granting women the right to vote. As Otto did in the critically acclaimed "The Songs of World War I," she is marking this milestone with an all-new American Songline program that tells the story of the Women's Suffrage Movement through song. Centennial of Suffrage reaches back to the period following the Civil War, when pioneering women launched a wide-ranging reform movement that would bear fruit in many aspects of American life, most notably in the struggle for women's enfranchisement.

Hear the songs that capture the mood of Americans on both sides of the suffrage debate, and learn about the iconic women who fought for their most fundamental political rights.

The event begins at 7 p.m. in the lower level of Lakewood Center for the Arts. Admission is free and doors open at 6 p.m. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

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