This bicentennial celebration is about two towns – South Berwick and Tuskegee gathering for “Together We Vote… Two Communities, One Nation.”
The 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.
Celebrating National Voter Registration Day, a 10-minute video highlight of interviews as we launch the voting season. There are 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 is also a surprise gift from the people of South Berwick to the people of Tuskegee.
The live event was held on September 22, 2020.
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In South Berwick at A Little Something with all proceeds going to Common Ground Sister City.
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Funded in part by the Maine Humanities Council and the Maine 200 Bicentennial Commission.