Come, relax, and chat about American history.
Retired history professor, Jean Perry, presents parts of history you may not have learned in school. There will be a focus on women in history, but also other bits and pieces that make history fascinating, just like fascinating bits and pieces of conversation in a café.
This month: More about “M”
- To marry or not to marry, that is the question! How were single women treated throughout American history? The same question about married women. Some single women were major movers and shakers. When they married, women lost all their rights and property. When did that change? Maiden name? What does that mean?
- Effie Manley—owner of the Newark Eagles, a franchise in the Negro Baseball League
- Anne McCormick—foreign correspondent for the New York Times, first women to win a Pulitzer Prize in 1937 for her correspondence journalism in 1936.
- Judith Sargent Murray – an early American advocate for women’s rights, an essayist, playwright, poet and letter writer in 1800!!!
When: Monday, July 23 from 7-9 PM
Where: Meeting Room A