Sunday, November 4, 2018 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Women played an important role in the Brook Farm transcendentalist community in the 1840s, where they enjoyed rights and privileges equal to the male members. After the demise of Brook Farm, many became active in the suffrage and abolitionist movements. In this living history presentation, you will meet Margaret Fuller, Sophia Ripley, and other remarkable women associated with Brook Farm. How did they understand and live the social contract at Brook Farm? Then, join a discussion of the social contract in the 21st century. What are our rights and responsibilities as members of a diverse community? Dr. Kerri Greenidge, co-director of the African American Trail Project at the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy, will guide the discussion.