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Sunday, September 17, 2017 2:00 PM3:00 PM
She was a prolific poetess who supported herself with her writing of poems, essays, stories and travelogues. She was a passionate patriot whose poetry in support of the Union Cause, elicited a response from President Lincoln. She was a "Romantic Wanderer." The publication of her book, "A Russian Journey," detailing her two year sojourn in this exotic land, won international acclaim. She published a true slave narrative entitled "Aunt Sally" around the same time as "Uncle Tom"s Cabin." While she was a citizen of the world, her fondness for her home town of Framingham is evident in her poem "Our Town" written for the Bi-Centennial celebration. Come hear more as Storyteller Libby Franck reveals fascinating discoveries about this Framingham resident.