Presenter: Jennifer Carroll
Jennie Powers took a stand against social vices in New Hampshire and Vermont in the early twentieth century. She was a humane society agent in Keene from 1903-1936 and one of the first humane society agents to become a deputy sheriff in New Hampshire. Jennie was known across the country as "The Woman Who Dares" cited by the Boston Post newspaper in 1906 as having arrested more men than any other woman in America. As a photographic activist, she used her camera to document animal cruelty, family violence, and wide-spread poverty in New Hampshire's Monadnock region and beyond. This one-hour illustrated presentation from Jenna Carroll introduces us to Jennie's life story, the work of humane societies at the turn of the twentieth century, and the politics of the Progressive Era (1890s-1920s) from a local perspective.
Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/94877330583?pwd=Z2FDWUZoK1krYVE2RjZJRkYwVTR2Zz09 Meeting ID: 948 7733 0583Password: 864341Call-in Number: 301-715-8592
Monday, March 8, 2021 6:00pm
Virtual405 Pine StreetManchester NH 03104
Manchester City Library
Caitlin Dionne, 603-624-6550 x 3319
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