Thursday October 23, 2014
5:30pm – New Century Trust, 1307 Locust St
Women In Revolt: Stepping into the World and The Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society
Women demanded their place in the struggle for freedom, starting their own organization when denied membership in the all-male Philadelphia Anti-Slavery Society. Interracial and activist from the beginning, the PFASS brought together the activist women of Philadelphia including Lucretia Mott, Mary Ann McClintock, Ann Preston, Sarah Pugh, Harriet Forten Purvis, Francis Harper, Margaretta Forten, Angelina Grimke, and others. Thus begins the continuing struggle for equality for women.
Invited Presenters Include: Cynthia Little, Philadelphia History Museum Historian and Exhibition Manager; Janice L. Sumler-Edmond, professor of History and director of the W. E. B. DuBois Honors Program at Huston-Tillotson University and author of The Forten-Purvis Women of Philadelphia and the American Antislavery Crusade; Judith Giesberg, Professor of History, Director of Graduate Program, co-author of Emilie Davis’s Civil War:The Diaries of a Free Black Woman in Philadelphia, 1863-1865