This year marks the 100th anniversary of women being granted the right to vote, after a hard fought battle for the passage of the 19th Amendment. To be clear, the 19th Amendment, which was officially ratified on August 18th, 1920, was a victory for white women voters. Black women, and other women of color, didn't gain the right until President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Acts of 1965 into law. Across the country, 19th Amendment commemorative events have been underway all year, including one held this past Tuesday — 100 years later to the day — by the Boston Landmarks Orchestra. The orchestra marked the historic centennial with a special event — a concert comprised entirely of music written by women, as well as a tribute to honored historical figures.

Grace Kelly, Boston native, singer-saxophonist-composer, host of the Landmarks Orchestra’s concert, “She’s the First: Music to Celebrate the 19th Amendment's Centennial.” Grace is also co-creator of our Under the Radar theme music.

Christopher Wilkins, music director of Landmarks Orchestra, who conducted the She’s the First concert.

Listen to the full "She's The First" concerthere.