Portrait of a lady

The Lady and George Washington

Wed., Dec. 12, 2018 | 7:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Rothenberg Hall
Event Notes: 
Free; no reservations required.
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Mary Sarah Bilder, Founders Professor at Boston College Law School, discusses the responses of George Washington and Benjamin Rush to Eliza Harriot O'Connor's remarkable university lectures in 1787 and their implications for female political status under the Constitution. O'Connor was the first American female lecturer and principal of a female academy. This program is a Nevins Lecture.