The Bristol Historical & Preservation Society is hosting a book talk and PowerPoint presentation by Frank L. Grzyb and Russell J. DeSimone, co-authors of “Remarkable Women of Rhode Island.”
This newly published book is about the many accomplished Rhode Island women who are perhaps less famous, for instance, than Anne Hutchinson whose name is synonymous with religious freedom in the 17th century, but who are just as remarkable. The authors have written essays about many of these women starting with Weetamoo and Awashonks, queen sachems of the 17th century Wampanoag tribe. From there they include Rhode Island women over the next four centuries who were and are activists, reformers, abolitionists, suffragists, poets, writers, artists, actresses, educators, preservationists, historians, religious leaders, athletes, doctors, lawyers, judges and engineers.
Grzyb is the author of a number of books written about the American Civil War and the Vietnam Conflict including “Hidden History of Rhode Island and the Civil War.” DeSimone is the leading scholar on the Dorr Rebellion and recently produced a documentary film about this little known historic event that has impacted voter rights on a national scale.Free and Open to the Public
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