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*DIGITAL* Emma Willard: Early Female Education and the Campaign for Women’s Suffrage

November 4
7:00 pm

Ilsley Public Library
Emma Willard stone carving
Please note: due to the Covid-19 crisis, the October, November, and December 2020 First Wednesdays talks will only be offered online, via Zoom. Advance registration is required for these events. Register for this free talk.

Emma Willard founded the first school for women’s higher education in the United States. Saint Michael’s History professor Susan Ouellette describes how the educational opportunities provided by Willard’s schools laid the groundwork for the early suffrage movement, although Willard was not a suffragist herself.

Susan Ouellette is professor of History and American Studies at Saint Michael’s College, and the author of An Extraordinary Ordinary Woman.

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Underwriter: University of Vermont Humanities Center

Series Underwriter: The Residence at Otter Creek

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