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by the Common Ground Sister City Project
This online bicentennial celebration invites our two towns – South Berwick and Tuskegee – to gather for “Together We Vote… Two Communities, One Nation.” This Tuskegee-South Berwick Sister City project asked 100 people from each of our our towns to talk about their opinions on the importance of voting and the obstacles they have faced to voting. In print and on video, these interviews tell the history of US voting rights more powerfully than any history book.
In honor of National Voter Registration Day, we will unveil a 10-minute video highlight of interviews as we launch the voting season. There will also be musical presentations from each town – the Burke/Surettes from South Berwick and Jerome Temple from Tuskegee.
This Bicentennial event celebrates the 200th birthday of both of our states — Alabama, the 22nd state in 1819 and Maine, the 23rd state three months later in 1820.
There will also be a surprise historic gift from the people of South Berwick to the people of Tuskegee.
About 150 people will be able to come from each town so please, only sign up if you plan to attend.
The gathering will be on Zoom and Facebook Live. If you would like the zoom invitation email (copy and paste this address in your email service with your name) to: email@example.com