https://www.masshist.org/events/lydia-maria-child-radical-american-life Massachusetts Historical Society
1154 Boyleston St
Boston, MA 02215
History, Lectures & Conferences, Social Good, Virtual
This is a hybrid event. FREE for MHS Members. $10 per person fee (in person). No charge for virtual attendees or EBT cardholders. The reception with the speakers begins at 5:00 PM. The general reception starts at 5:30 PM. The program begins at 6:00 PM.
Best known today for the poem “Over the River and through the Wood,” Lydia Maria Child became famous at an early age for spunky self-help books and charming children’s stories. But in 1833, Child shocked her readers by publishing the first book-length history of slavery in the United States—a book so radical in its commitment to abolition that friends abandoned her, patrons ostracized her, and her book sales plummeted. Yet Child soon drew untold numbers to the abolitionist cause, becoming one of the foremost authors and activists of her generation. Philosopher Lydia Moland asks questions just as pressing in our time: What does it mean to change your life when the moral future of your country is at stake? When confronted by sanctioned evil and systematic injustice, how should a citizen live?
Attend a Special Reception with the Speakers
Join us for an intimate reception with our featured speakers. Enjoy libations, hors d’oeuvres, and lively conversation before the program as well as reserved seating at the program. The reception begins at 5:00 PM. Tickets are $250 and include admission to the program. Space is limited to 35 guests.