Born Criminal: Matilda Joslyn Gage, Radical Feminist Author to Speak at SFPL:
Author Angelica Shirley Carpenter discusses Matilda Joslyn Gage. For the first fifty years of the women’s rights movement, Gage was a well-known leader, organizer and author. Unlike her colleagues Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, she believed in equal rights for all, regardless of race, sex, or class. After Gage died, in 1898, her so-called friends wrote her out of history. One author who did not forget her was her son-in-law L. Frank Baum, who wrote about a strong heroine in his most famous book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Using historical and contemporary photos and Gage’s own words, Carpenter provides a history of the women’s movement, seen through the eyes of a woman who helped shape it. A book sale follows the talk. Find out more at www.angelicacarpenter.com.
When: Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 6:30 – 8:00,
Where: Latino Hispanic Rooms A & B,
San Francisco Public Library, Main Library
100 Larkin Street.