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“Lucretia Mott” Presentation by Chuck Fager

March 5, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Quaker Historian to Give Talk on Lucretia Mott – An Early Quaker Activist with a Strong Message for Today

Lucretia Mott, considered to be the “greatest American woman of the nineteenth century” by many of her contemporaries, was a Quaker abolitionist, women’s rights activist and social reformer.  Her messages and actions are pertinent today – and laid the foundation for the current women’s movement.

Noted Quaker historian and activist, Chuck Fager, will give a presentation on “Lucretia Mott: What Would She Say If She Were Here Today? HINT: She’d tell us we’re in deep trouble and should get up and get busy. (She’d say it very nicely, but urgently.)” on Sunday, March 5.

His talk will focus on Lucretia’s wide range of activism on many concerns, her pioneering & unforgettable voice for women, and radical views on numerous public matters. He will also discuss how she maintained a staunch devotion to family and to Quakerism, even as she helped shake her faith community to its foundations, and push it toward a future many Friends wanted to avoid.

The presentation is sponsored by the Hillsborough Friends Meeting, a Quaker organization.  It is designed for adults interested in Lucretia Mott’s legacy, social activism, women’s rights and related issues, regardless of their religious affiliation.

Presentation particulars:

Sunday, March 5, 2017,  1 PM

Orange County Main Library, 137 West Margaret Lane, Hillsborough, NC

Admission is free, and open to the general public. No prior registration is necessary. For questions regarding this program, please contact Mary Knox, 919-732-8529.

About the presenter:

Chuck Fager is a Quaker writer and retired peace worker. He’s also been a journalist, and has covered Quakerism like a “news beat” for many years. First he did that in print, and more recently through a blog, www.afriendlyletter.com . Chuck has also written history, theology, stories & mysteries. He is a longtime fan and student of Lucretia Mott.

About the sponsor:

Hillsborough Friends Meeting is a Quaker religious group. Weekly meetings for worship are held on Sundays at 11 am at 121 West Margaret Lane, Hillsborough, NC.  All are welcome to attend. For questions about the Hillsborough Friends, please call Sally Freeman or Paul Klever at 919-245-1222.