Based on the work of Howard Zinn (1922–2010)
Directed by Anthony Arnove
In association with Voices of a People’s History of the United States (peopleshistory.us)
Co-presented by BAM and the Onassis Cultural Center New York
Part of Onassis Programs at BAM
In The People Speak, some of today’s leading performers and artists give voice to figures neglected by history. In 1872, Susan B. Anthony was one of fourteen women who defied the law to cast a ballot in the presidential election. Anthony was arrested for "knowingly voting without having a lawful right to vote," and later was found guilty. In 1873, when her lawyer appealed the verdict, she addressed the court in response to a question from the judge. Performed by Maggie Gyllenhaal as Susan B. Anthony and Peter Sarsgaard as Judge Ward Hunt on March 21, 2017 in the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House.
Anthony appeared at BAM in 1869 as part of the Brooklyn Equal Rights Association Meeting. See more at the Leon Levy BAM Digital Archives: http://levyarchive.bam.org/Detail/entities/13966