Mary Merrick Brooks and the Strategies of Reform

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Mary Merrick Brooks and the Strategies of Reform

Now in its third year, the “People of Concord Summer Series” brings to life some remarkable people of Concord’s past including ornithologist William Brewster, abolitionist Mary Merrick Brooks and educator and social justice advocate Ellen Garrison. The “People of Concord Summer Series” is scheduled for three evenings at Wright Tavern on  July 26, August 16 and August 21 at 7:00pm.

Mary Merrick Brooks’ unpublished letters testify to the purposeful strategies of a lifetime of abolitionist reform she enacted – from pushy persistence and feminine wiles, to outright begging – she resisted and she persisted! Mary Merrick Brooks is an American hero – come here why.

Presenter 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.

Presenter: Sandra Harbert Petrulionis










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