SUNDAY, February 16, 2019 at 2:00 pm


"Gallant American Women"

originally aired December 5, 1939

"Cavalcade of America"

originally aired September 22, 1947

In 1920 women were given the right to vote. It seems so crazy to consider that there was a time when that wasn't so.
Over the last 100 years women have protested, endured, challenged the status quo, fought for their rights. And over those last 100 years they've been met with every resistance and insistence that things remain "just the way they are".
And over those last 100 years, women have stood fast with the demand that "just the way it is" isn't the way it should be.
Even in the 1940s, there were many shows that told the story of women and their battle for equality-that illustrated their power, their contribution, their gift to our country and our world.
Our first show celebrates "Gallant American Women" aired December 5, 1939. The end of Women's Suffrage was still very recent, and the stories it took to get there still rang true. It was in 1787 that our American Constitution originally declared that all people had the right to vote, but that actually came with severe limitations and most of the rights were state regulated and defined. And it didn't include women. It took 130 years to recognize the simple fact that "Women are People". And the journey that it took to get there is an amazing act of courage, commitment and passion.
Our second show, "Cavalcade Of America" (originally aired September 22, 1947 and tells the story of a woman who is frustrated with doing twice the work of her male co-workers and getting paid only half. But "That's just the way it is" is what she hears. In an attempt to change the laws, she attends law school, becomes a lawyer and takes on being an advocate for women's rights. It's only then, that she decides to run for the office of President of the United States. Sound familiar? Well, this story actually happened back in 1886.
We'll also toss in a few historic bits of other amazing women in our political history that all illustrate how "Woman can change the laws! Women can change the world!"

Those Thrilling Days of Yesteryear Presents…

Women Can Change the Law

All performances at:

The Oak Park Arms
408 South Oak Park Avenue
Oak Park, IL

Those Thrilling Days of Yesteryear is a radio troupe comprised of professional actors and voice-over artists and has been providing top-notch entertainment to Oak Park Arms residents and the near by community for 14 years.


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