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The Other Side: Feminism, Publishing, and Law in the 19th-Century Abolitionist Struggle

Lecture by Dr. Emma Lapsansky-Werner, Professor Emeritus of Haverford College

London Grove Friends Meeting
500 W. Street Road, Kennett Square, PA

Mary Ann Shadd Cary, the first black woman in North America to edit and publish a newspaper, was born to free abolitionist parents in northern Delaware. Educated among Quakers in Pennsylvania’s Chester County, she moved with her family to southern Canada after the Compromise of 1850 ramped up the Underground Railroad resistance movement. From that vantage point, “on the other side” from slave culture, she spent more than a decade teaching, publishing, and serving as a hub of information exchange with other abolitionists and feminists—Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony, Benjamin Coates, Martin Delany, and a host of others who dreamed of a better world. Then she went to law school. This talk will explore how some nineteenth-century thinkers envisioned not just the “ending of slavery” but also a paradigm for after slavery’s end.

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ABOUT THE SERIES

Enslaved, Freedom-Seeking, and Free: 19th-Century African American Life in the Mid-Atlantic Region

Kennett Underground Railroad Center (KURC) and Hadley announce a joint effort to bring eminent scholars and authors from New England, Pennsylvania, and Delaware to the Kennett area for a series of eight lectures. All lectures are free. They will occur once each month from November 2018 through June 2019. Seating is limited and reservations are requested.

For the full series and for more information, please visit our website at kennettundergroundrr.org

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