Date(s) - 03/24/2014
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Omni Parker House Hotel
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“Remember the Ladies” Women in U.S. History, Literature, and Schooling
Cokie Roberts, Founding Mothers and Ladies of Liberty
Valerie Boyd, Wrapped in Rainbows: The Life of Zora Neale Hurston’
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Monday, March 24, 2014
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Omni Parker House, 60 School St., Boston, MA
This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
Please RSVP by Monday, March 17th to Brian Patterson at 617-723-2277, ext. 217
Celebrate Women’s History Month with Pioneer Institute at a special forum, “Remember the Ladies”: Women in U.S. History, Literature, and Schooling, with Cokie Roberts, political commentator for ABC News, National Public Radio Morning Edition contributor, and author of Founding Mothers and Ladies of Liberty, which were both New York Times best sellers, and
Valerie Boyd, Associate Professor, Journalism and Charlayne Hunter-Gault Distinguished Writer-in Residence, University of Georgia, and author of Wrapped in Rainbows: The Life of Zora Neale Hurston. Our featured speakers and panelists will discuss the importance of women’s contributions to history and literature.
Confirmed panelists include: Joan Hedrick, Charles A. Dana Professor of History, Trinity College and author of Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Life (1995 Pulitzer Prize winner); Sandra Stotsky, Professor Emerita, University of Arkansas and author of
The Death and Resurrection of a Coherent Literature Curriculum: What Secondary English Teachers Can Do; and Catherine Clinton, Professor of U.S. History, Queen’s University Belfast and author of Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom.
This event is co-sponsored by Pioneer Institute, the Program on Education Policy & Governance at the Harvard Kennedy School, the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard Law School, The Concord Review, We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution, CitizenshipFirst, The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the Massachusetts Historical Society, and the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts.
Lunch will be provided, and a book-signing will follow the program.