Organize, Agitate, Educate!
“Organize, Agitate, Educate” is the stand alone 2nd movement of Lifting As We Climb, a choral narrative 30 minutes in length scored for women’s choir, narrators (6) piano, drum kit and alto sax. Suffragists come to life and previously hidden voices of African American women fighting for the vote are heard. Lifting As We Climb looks back in time, but also explores the present day and anticipates a future that will require a diligent, informed public ready to fight for equality, democracy and the right to vote. “Organize, agitate, educate must be our war cry," are the words of Susan B. Anthony, a prominent figure in the first wave of suffragist action. The choral setting utilizes narrators to create a compelling story arc.