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Author Talk - Born Criminal: Matilda Joslyn Gage, Radical Suffragist
February 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Biographer Angelica Shirley Carpenter describes the life of an author, leader, and organizer for the first 50 years of the women’s movement. Unlike her colleagues Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Gage believed in equal rights for all, regardless of race, sex or class. After Gage died in 1898, her so-called friends wrote her out of history. One author who did not forget her was her son-in-law L. Frank Baum, who described a strong American heroine in his most famous book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. With historical and contemporary photos and speeches by Gage herself (played by Caitlin Masters), Carpenter provides a history of the women’s movement, seen through the eyes of a woman who helped shape it.