NORFOLK – Roughly 40 district employees received an inspiring performance from an actress who brought to life the lives of prominent American women throughout history.
Kate Campbell Stevenson brought to life the lives of Abigail Adams, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Alice Paul, and other women suffragists through costumes and music for the districts Women’s Equality Day celebration held here August 22, 2012.
Her message was simple.
“It is only when men and women work together that we obtain the true greatness our country has to offer,” Stevenson said to the crowd.
According to Fayette Alston, a Norfolk district real estate specialist, the message was well received.
“Excellent, I love musicals anyways, so to have a learning message wrapped into a musical and theatrical presentation was just excellent,” Alston said.
Introduced into legislation in 1971, Women’s Equality Day celebrates the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, giving women the right to vote. The amendment was certified August 26, 1920.
Stevenson has starred in more than 30 regionally produced Broadway musicals throughout the United States, and tours internationally presenting her equality for women message to community organizations, conferences and conventions.