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Eliza Archard Connor: Author, Traveler, Women’s Rights Activist
March 10, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
“Author, Traveler, Scholar.” These are the terms etched into a New Richmond, Ohio headstone to describe 19th century journalist, Eliza Archard Conner. Join a public discussion with Cincinnati historian Cora B. Arney as she shares the inspiring history of this Ohio journalist who followed in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s tradition of activism and social justice. Through the story of Harriet’s time in Cincinnati and by highlighting the works of others who support positive social change, we hope to inspire our community to think about their role as citizens. Join us for this engaging program. Archard was born in 1838 in the abolitionist town of New Richmond, Ohio and died in 1912 in New York City. She was tough, highly opinionated, and a radical in her time. She seized any opportunity to prove herself as a prolific journalist, and to influence other women to live up to their full potential. These qualities were no doubt seeded by spending her formative years surrounded by people who resolutely stood up for equality. Conner’s educational background, brief teaching career, and passion as a journalist led her to develop her belief that women deserved the same opportunities as men.