Matilda Joslyn Gage lecture at Women’s Rights Park

Author and teacher Susan Savion will discuss her book, Quoting Matilda, at Women’s Rights National Historical Park on Saturday, December 5th at 1:00 pm. The lecture is free and open to the public. Each page of Quoting Matilda features a quote from women’s rights activist Matilda Joslyn Gage and brief biographical information connecting Gage’s life to the quote. After the lecture, Ms. Savion will be available to sign copies of Quoting Matilda.For most of her life, Susan Savion has been a teacher. Ms. Savion is the author of four teacher resource books. She is also a poet and several of her poems have been published. Ms. Savion chairs the Green Sanctuary Committee at May Memorial Unitarian-Universalist Society and edits a newsletter. She also volunteers for many organizations including The Gage Center in Fayetteville, NY.Matilda Joslyn Gage was involved in the women’s rights movement from 1852 until her death in 1898. She became a noted speaker and writer on the topic of woman’s suffrage. Gage was born in upstate New York to an abolitionist family and two of her homes were stops on the Underground Railroad. Gage was best known for her feminist and suffragist activities, but she was “written out of history” for many years because her peers considered her too radical in all she proposed to accomplish. She fought for the rights of Native Americans and enslaved persons. She championed women inventors and was the inspiration behind her son-in-law L. Frank Baum’s fourteen Oz books. Along with Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Gage published The Woman’s Bible. Women’s Rights National Historical Park is open Wednesday through Sunday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. For more information about the park and upcoming programs, please visit our website at www.nps.gov/wori or call (315) 568-2991. Follow us on Facebook (@WomensRightsNPS) and Twitter (#WomensRightsNPS). If you would like to receive email announcements about other upcoming events, just send an email to wori_information_desk@nps.gov to subscribe. All programs are free and open to the public.

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