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Margaret Fuller: A New American Life

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Margaret Fuller: A New American Life

Time: November 3, 2013 from 11am to 12:30pm
Location: First Unitarian Church
Street: 2125 Chestnut Street
City/Town: Philadelphia, PA 19103
Website or Map: http://www.philauu.org
Phone: 215-563-3980
Event Type: worship
Organized By: Moonstone Arts, Megan Marshall and Rev. Nate
Latest Activity: Oct 10, 2013

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We are pleased to partner again with Moonstone Arts in another hidden history program. In the past we have celebrated John Brown, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, and Martin Delaney. Today, we dedicate the service to the life of Margaret Fuller (1810-1850), author, editor, journalist, literary critic, educator, Transcendentalist, and women’s rights advocate.

Today we consider Margaret Fuller one of the guiding lights of the first-wave of feminism. She helped  educate the women of her day by leading a series of Conversations in which women were empowered to read, think and discuss important issues of the day. She empowered generations to follow through her ground-breaking writings, especially her landmark book Woman in the Nineteenth Century.
Among her accomplishments:
·       First American to write a book about equality for women
·       First editor of The Dial, foremost Transcendentalist journal, appointed by Ralph Waldo Emerson
·       First woman to enter Harvard Library to pursue research
·       First woman journalist on Horace Greeley’s New York Daily Tribune
·       First woman literary critic who also set literary standards
·       First woman foreign correspondent and war correspondent to serve under combat conditions

Today's service will feature Professor Megan Marshall from Emerson College, Boston. She is the author of Margaret Fuller: A New American Life and two other nonfiction books.  She has published numerous essays and reviews in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, Slate Online, The New York Times Book Review, The London Review of Books, The New Republic, The Boston Review, and elsewhere.
 

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