Shining a Light on (Her)story (In-Person & Virtual)

This course will begin with covering early American women's history from the first colonial women who started arriving in the early 1600s. It will also review Native women, who were on this continent far longer and whose history has all but been erased. Additionally, it will cover the important role African-American played. Then, the course will trace women's history by exploring those who laid the groundwork before moving on to our Founding Mothers and America's first wave of feminism.

Presented by Dr. Jacquelin Agostini, Ph.D. Part of the Shining a Light on Her(story) series.

This is being offered as a hybrid event. It will be in-person at the Burlington County Library and virtual on Zoom at the same time. Registration is required if you would like to participate virtually. Registration is optional if you would like to attend in-person. If you register, you will receive a Zoom invitation the day of the event. (If you plan on attending in-person, you can discard this email.)

Check out the full class list! All classes are on Tuesdays from 10⁠–11:30am. Attending all of the classes is encouraged but not required.

  • Sept. 13: The women who arrived on this continent during the colonial period
  • Sept. 20: Women pioneers in the early abolitionist movement
  • Sept. 27: The forgotten contribution of Native American Women, with special guest speaker Dr. June De Ponte Sernak
  • Oct. 4: Seneca Falls and the Declaration of Sentiments
  • Oct. 11: One Woman, One Vote
  • Oct. 18: The Underground Railroad and Reconstruction
  • Oct. 25: Voting rights: Dr. Alice Paul and Dr. Pauli Murray
  • Nov. 1: The contributions of our own female ancestors
  • (There is no class on Nov. 8 because of Election Day)
  • Nov. 15: Discussion of last week’s election and what it means for women going forward
Audience: Adult Seniors
Type: Special Event, Virtual
A group of women, sit on a staircase together
Tuesday, 9/27/2022
10:00 am - 11:30 am


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