From Abigail Adams, who famously instructed her husband to "Remember the ladies," to Phillis Wheatley, Deborah Sampson, Mercy Otis Warren, Esther Reed, and others, we will explore the lives and actions of the women leaders of the founding period of the United States of America.
Note: All attendees who ask a relevant question of our instructor toward the end of the program will be entered in a drawing to win two (2) stemless "Historic Women Who Dared Wine Glasses," including Clara Barton and Sojourner Truth. Toast to women who dare to challenge social norms and push for progress.
Instructor: Dr. Jerra Jenrette is Professor of History, Department of History, Anthropology, and World Languages at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. She earned her B.A. from Mars Hill College, M.A. from Appalachian State University, and her Ph.D. from West Virginia University. Veteran People's U instructor, Dr. Jenrette previously joined us to lead PEOPLE'S UNIVERSITY: WWII - Class 5, "On the Home Front and Abroad: Women in WWII" in 2018.
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