in honor of Esther Hobart Morris, the first female judge in the United States • words & music: Eve Beglarian • photo collages: Elena Eshleman • videographer & editor: C. M. Sasaguay

Esther Hobart Morris
doe of the Wyoming dawn
Esther, Esther, milliner and mother,
a consecrated woman standing strong
Esther Hobart Morris
you are my morning star
abolitionist and suffragette
succeeding ugly bigot Justice Barr

Esther, show me justice
Esther, bestow your peace
I'm longing for your wisdom
unfurled from west to east
you’re what justice looks like
the justice of my peace
an enacted female standing tall
giving voice unto the least

hey ma’am,
thank you ma'am,
South Pass City is the
real life Suffragette City
South Pass City is the
real life Suffragette City

Esther Hobart Morris
your justice brought you peace
I know your sojourn at the divide
spreads hope that does not cease
married to a brawling drunk
neither young or pretty
you used the law to take him down
right there in South Pass City

Esther, teach me justice
Esther, bestow your peace
I'm longing for your wisdom
unfurled from west to east
you’re what justice looks like
and justice brings me peace
a righteous female standing strong
giving voice unto the least

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