ONLINE: "Centennial of Suffrage" by Cece Otto

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Lake Oswego Public Library's popular First Tuesday Music series returns with a one-hour livestream of "Centennial of Suffrage," a program of songs from the American women's suffrage movement, performed by singer and historian Cece Otto, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, August 4. The livestream will be on Youtube here

In 1920, the United States ratified the 19th Amendment, officially granting women the right to vote. Portland-area singer, composer and historian Cecelia “Cece” Otto is marking this milestone with an allnew American Songline® program that tells the story of the women’s suffrage movement through song. Centennial of Suffrage tells the story of women’s fight for the vote through the songs that reflected the struggle as it was being waged, opening an entertaining and illuminating window on a critical moment in American history. 

Centennial of Suffrage consists of more than a dozen songs that reflect the fight to secure the right to vote for American women. Otto performs each song with its full original lyrics as it would have been heard at the time it was composed, interspersed with commentary that frames each song in the wider context of the suffrage movement.

More information on the program here:

Audience members who wish to see the lyrics Cece is singing, or sing along with her, can purchase the Centennial of Suffrage songbook here for $10 (print or Kindle version):

An edition autographed by Cece is availble for $15 here:

This free online concert is made possible through the generosity of the Friends of the Lake Oswego Public Library. Special thanks to the Oswego Heritage Council for providing a beautiful venue for Cece to livestream from.

The livestream will be on Youtube at this link.

For more information, please contact librarian Chris Myers, at