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500 Years of women’s work

Date & Time

12/18/2019 | 10:00am5:00pm EST

Location

The Grolier Club
47 E. 60th St. NY Manhattan

Description

(Until February 8, 2020) The materials and ephemera on display here show the astonishing span and diversity of the work undertaken by women for centuries – far beyond teaching, nursing or housekeeping. Highlights from Lisa Unger Baskin’s collection reveals that Western women have had a startling range of careers and vocations to support themselves, their families and their causes. highlights include the political poetry of Phillis Wheatley, material on African-American women’s settlement houses in Cleveland, Ida B. Wells’ self-published anti-lynching pamphlets, and Lizelia Augusta Jenkins Moorer’s writings on prejudice and Jim Crow.

 

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