Eva Abram, an award-winning actress and storyteller, will give a performance at 7:00 p.m. on February 20 at the Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center.

Abram will portray Dr. Nettie Craig Asberry, an early African American suffrage leader who lived in the Seattle area in the late 19th century and died in Tacoma at the age of 103. She helped found the Tacoma NAACP and the Washington State Association of Colored Women’s Clubs. Dr. Asberry refused to wait for the National American Women Suffrage Association to recognize the need for African American women to be included in the efforts to secure the vote for women.

This performance is free and open to all. It is sponsored by the Pullman League of Women Voters, with support from a Centennial Grant.