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In Her Own Words: Mary Merrick Brooks and Strategies of Reform
August 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sandra Harbert Petrulionis is Distinguished Professor of English and American Studies at Penn State University, Altoona, and the author of To Set This World Right: The Antislavery Movement in Thoreau’s Concord.
In Her Own Words: Mary Merrick Brooks and Strategies of Reform — with Sandra Harbert Petrulionis
Thursday, August 16th • 7-8 pm • At Wright Tavern • Part of the Concord Museum’s “People of Concord” Summer Series
Concord Museum Members free, Non-members $10 • Register Online
In the decades leading to the Civil War, Concord’s most committed antislavery zealot was not one of the town’s famous authors but a person you’ve probably never heard of. Yet from the early 1830s until her death in 1868, Mary Merrick Brooks was at the center of the radical abolitionist effort in Concord.