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July 2021 Thoreau Annual Gathering

As part of a fabulous panel on "Woman Questions" at the 2021 Thoreau Society Annual Gathering, I presented on another women's rights milestone this year, the 170th anniversary of the First National Women's Rights Convention. The title of my paper was "The Future Leader in the Movement": Mourning Margaret Fuller at the First National Women's Rights Convention, Worcester, 1850," and our panel included two other presentations on Margaret Fuller's influence by Phyllis Cole and Jessica Lipnack, and was moderated by Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer of Fuller, Megan Marshall.

(Abstracts of our papers can be found here:

The overall theme of the 2021 conference was Thoreau and Diversity: People, Principles, and Politics, and I was also excited to hear our special guest and conference keynote speaker, anti-racist historian and activist Ibram X. Kendi! 


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