Radical Women: Fighting for Power and the Vote in New Jersey! - Newark Public Library

Radical Women: Fighting for Power and the Vote in New Jersey!

Black, Native American and Immigrant Women’s Voices



NJ Women Vote: The 19th Amendment at 100 Digital Project

Black, Native American and Immigrant Women’s Voices

Exhibit: January 23, 2020 – Dec 31, 2020
Open During Library Hours

A timely, artistic, and historical journey of Black, Native American, immigrant and white women’s voices in the fight for respect, justice, and the vote.

This video is an inspirational and moving showcase of the art and radical community work of New Jersey women and non-binary artists. It features photos and sculpture from the exhibition as well as new artwork from New Jersey women created in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

Directed by curator and researcher Noelle Lorraine Williams in conjunction with director of photography Kay the Kreator of Gold Standard Productions, it inspires audiences to vote and continue the fight for justice.

Funding for this project was provided by NJ Women Vote: The 19th Amendment at 100, a partnership led by the New Jersey Historical Commission and the Alice Paul Institute, with assistance from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

Special thanks to the Newark Public Library, Beth Zak-Cohen and Dr. George Robb for research support on this exhibition that this creative piece draws from.

Many thanks to Councilmember LaMonica McIver.

Many thanks to Eula Lovett who served as Production Assistant on this project. Thanks also to Christopher Thomas, Eddie Harold Jr., Bensky Donatien and  Free Dimension Broadcasts.

Many thanks to all of the New Jersey women and non-binary artists who contributed their music and visual art to both the exhibition and this video. Including:


  • Diamond the Drummer
  • Plastiq Passion
  • Nelly Bess
  • Sally Helmi
  • Renee McCormack
  • Lillian Ribeiro
  • Luisa Fernanda Pinzon-Romero
  • Marina Carreira


  • Leslie Sheryll
  • Asha Ganpat
  • Donna Conklin King
  • Diane Savona
  • Gladys Grauer (In Memoriam)
  • Gallery Aferro

Music Credits:

  • Plastiq Passion, “C’Mon C’Mon” Jessica Chaos, Deborrah Sanchez, Christine Simon, Stacey Lee from the album Every Which Way
  • “Be A Problem” (demo version) courtesy of Diamond the Drummer, SoundCloud
  • Beau Willie Beats

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