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2019 Trevelyan Lectures

When Feb 06, 2019 05:00 PM to
Feb 14, 2019 07:00 PM
Where Faculty of Law, LG 19
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Professor Laurel Thatcher Ulrich (300th Anniversary University Professor, Emerita; Harvard University) will speak on:

Liberty: Race, Religion, and Women's Rights in the United States from the Revolution to 1920.

Tracing persistent themes regarding gender from the mid-eighteenth-century to the passage of the 19th amendment, The 100th anniversary of which is being celebrated in the U.S. in 2019-2020.


6th February : “Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1792”

7th February: “Petersburg, New York, 1837”

13th February: “Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, 1870”

14th February: “Washington, D.C., 1913”



 Look forward, women, always; utterly cast away

    The memory of hate and struggle and bitterness;

    Bonds may endure for a night, but freedom comes with the day,

    And the free must remember nothing less.

    Forget the strife; remember those who strove—

    The first defeated women, gallant and few,

    Who gave us hope, as a mother gives us love,

    Forget them not, and this remember, too:

    How at the later call to come forth and unite,

    Women untaught, uncounselled, alone and apart,

    Rank upon rank came forth in unguessed might,

    Each one answering the call of her own wise heart.

    They came from toil and want, from leisure and ease,

    Those who knew only life, and learned women of fame,

    Girls and the mothers of girls, and the mothers of these,

    No one knew whence or how, but they came, they came.

    The faces of some were stern, and some were gay,

    And some were pale with the terror of unreal dangers;

    But their hearts knew this : that hereafter come what may,

    Women to women would never again be strangers.

    Alice Duer Miller