Add this Event to Calendar 08/19/2020 10:30 AM 08/19/2020 11:30 AM Short Skirts, Oh My! A History of Women's Rights

.Join Storrs Library and Anne Barrett for a journey through the history of women's rights in the United States. When Abigail Adams begged her husband to "remember the ladies" in drafting a new code of laws, John wrote back that he "could not but laugh" at her extraordinary suggestion. Less than 150 years later, women were working, voting, and experiencing the first taste of freedoms unheard of just a generation earlier. We'll trace the exciting social and historical milestones in the fight for women's rights.

Since childhood, Anne Barrett has had a flair for the dramatic. Public speaking, acting, and writing have been her constant companions. For over 10 years, Anne has researched, written, and produced her own lectures and performances with a focus on educating and entertaining audiences. As a newspaper history columnist and publisher of the Topsfield Historical Society's news magazine Local Lore, she's dedicated to making history interesting for audiences.

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