Suffrage Signatures at the grave of Elizabeth Cady Stanton
at Woodlawn Cemetery
May 22, 2022

“Suffrage Signatures” will commemorate the anniversary year of the 15th Amendment,which gave women the right to vote, serve on juries, and take part in public life, in the historic Chapel of Woodlawn Cemetery, the final resting place of prominent Suffragettes, among them Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Alva Belmont, Cary Chapman Catt, Mary Garrett Hay, and Gloria Vanderbilt Whitney. After the performance in Woodlawn’s Chapel, we are invited to stroll Woodlawn’s magnificent lawns, admire its landscaping. amd to visit its historical graves and crypts. The cemetery’s unrivaled collection of monuments—including over 1300 mausoleums– were designed by legendary American architects, landscape designers, and sculptors. The work of McKim, Mead & White, Carrere & Hastings, Beatrix Farrand, Louis Comfort Tiffany, and Daniel Chester French graces Woodlawn’s grounds.

Commissioned and performed by Canta Libre Chamber Ensemble, under a grant from HumanitiesNY, funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities, Suffrage Signatures focuses on the inner lives of these New York pioneers for women’s rights through music, reproductions and explication of their private correspondence and carefully curated and researched introductory remarks.

Woodlawn Cemetery is a National Historic Landmark, easily accessible by car or public transportation. Luminaries buried there also include such major American public figures such as Herman Melville, Joseph Pulitzer, Irving Berlin, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, George M. Cohan, W.C. Handy, Coleman Hawkins, Max Roach, Illinois Jacquet, Hideyo Noguchi, Fiorello LaGuardia, Robert Moses and Jay Gould. The cemetery’s unrivaled collection of monuments—including over 1300 mausoleums– were designed by legendary American architects, landscape designers, and sculptors. The work of McKim, Mead & White, Carrere & Hastings, Beatrix Farrand, Louis Comfort Tiffany, and Daniel Chester French graces Woodlawn’s grounds.

Directions: https://www.thewoodlawncemetery.org/plan-a-visit/
4199 Webster Ave, The Bronx, NY 10470 (718) 920-0500

The event is free, but guests must register (here)