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‘Funding Feminism’ author to speak at Willard Museum

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Author Joan Marie Johnson will discuss her new book, Funding Feminism: Monied Women, Philanthropy, and the Women’s Movement, 1870–1967 next Sunday at the Francis Willard House Museum.

Johnson will discuss why wealthy women gave to the woman suffrage and temperance movements, and the impact their donations had securing political equality for women.

She will show the deep historical roots of the tensions over wealth, power, and unity that persist into today.

The talk will take place from 4:30-6 p.m. and costs $5 (museum members are free).  Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing. The museum is located at 1730 Chicago Ave.

Reservations are recommended, as seating is limited, museum officials warn.

 

 

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio stations and business-oriented magazines.

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