Books about Little-Known Women Whose Historical Stories Remain Relevant Today

Monday, November 9, 2020 from 03:00 PM until 04:30 PM
Virtual, Virtual

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When the discipline of “women’s studies” had not yet been defined, Sara Fitzgerald graduated as a history major. Now the former Washington Post editor has returned to those academic roots to bring the stories of little-known women to life. Fitzgerald’s fictional and non-fictional books have explored the lives of one of the 20th century’s leading female political leaders, the longtime secret muse of the poet T.S. Eliot, and the women who fought sex discrimination on American campuses in the early 1970s. Fitzgerald will share the stories of these women, the lessons she learned in researching their lives, and why their stories remain relevant today.

Since 2011, Fitzgerald has published these books:

Sara Fitzgerald is a retired journalist and consultant whose career included 15 years as an editor and new media developer for The Washington Post. She holds a bachelor’s degree in honors history and journalism from the University of Michigan where, in 1972, she became the first woman to serve as editor-in-chief of The Michigan Daily. She has appeared on C-SPAN’s Book TV, and has given talks and speeches at the Gerald Ford Presidential Museum, the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame, the Michigan Political History Society and the Library of Congress’s Women’s History Roundtable, among others. Her essays on the life of Emily Hale will appear in the next volumes of the T.S. Eliot Studies Annual and The Journal of the T.S. Eliot Society. She continues to blog about her research into the lives of little-known women on her website,  

Registration: Advance registration is not required, and this free event is open to all. You may be prompted to enter your name and email address before being admitted to the webinar.

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Meeting ID: 842 6805 2749


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Cosponsor: Arlington Public Library

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