The Great Tide of Humanity: Race and Gender Reform in 19th Century Concord, Massachusetts

The Great Tide of Humanity: Race and Gender Reform in 19th Century Concord, Massachusetts

The Great Tide of Humanity: Race and Gender Reform in 19th Century Concord, Massachusetts

Join us for a lively evening where Concord, Massachusetts, historians and social rights activists come together to talk about the 19th century revolution that was fought with a pen and continues to capture the hearts and minds of social reformers today.

Henry David Thoreau and his fellow Transcendentalists sparked a literary revolution, 60 years after the American Revolution in the tiny town of Concord. Armed with the ideas of social reform, the Transcendentalists of Concord, the Concord Female Anti-Slavery Society, Thoreau women, and early Civil Rights Activist Ellen Garrison addressed the reform issues of the day — slavery, the aftermath of slavery, and women’s rights.

The panelists will discuss how these 19th century thinkers and activists continue to guide us in addressing these issues today.

Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 8:00pm, Zoom, register
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