Brandywine Workshop and Moonstone Present
Margaret Fuller’s Legacy
Women in Journalism
Sunday November 3, 2013 – 2pm
Brandywine Workshop, 728 S. Broad Street, (215) 546-3675
Margaret Fuller was considered the most brilliant woman in 1840s America. From 1844 to 1850, Fuller worked as the first woman literary and social critic for Horace Greeley’s New York Tribune and became the first woman foreign and war correspondent in Europe. Her international bestseller, “Woman in the Nineteenth Century,” inspired the 1848 Women’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls and liberated men as well as women.
Megan Marshall, Associate Professor in Emerson College’s Writing, Literature and Publishing program, is the author of Margaret Fuller: A New American Life and two other nonfiction books. She has published numerous essays and reviews in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, Slate Online, The New York Times Book Review, The London Review of Books, The New Republic, The Boston Review, and elsewhere.
Mary Walton is the author of A Woman’s Crusade: Alice Paul and the Battle for the Ballot. A New Jersey Quaker, Paul was the leader of the militant wing of the suffrage movement from 1913 to 1920. Mary Walton has written four previous works of nonfiction. For twenty-two years, until 1994, she was a reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer, where she wrote more than a hundred magazine stories as a staff writer for the Sunday Inquirer magazine. She has also written for the New York Times, Washingtonian, and American Journalism Review.
Linda K. Foley is president of the Berger-Marks Foundation, a non-profit organization that encourages women to become union leaders and helps promote organizing among women workers. She is the former international president of The Newspaper Guild-CWA, the union that represents journalists, served as the union’s first woman secretary-treasurer and headed up the union’s collective bargaining department. She also served as vice president of the International Federation of Journalists, worked as a copyeditor and reporter at the Lexington, KY, Herald-Leader, where she was local union president.
This Program is part of Moonstone’s
Hidden History Series Presentation on
Voices of Women – A City Wide Festival
October 12 to November 9, 2013
Made Possible by grants from the Lomax Family Foundation
and the Pennsylvania Humanities Council
For More information www.moonstoneartscenter.org/voicesofwomen