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Women’s History Month Special Presentation: The Agitators

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Time: Book Signing 6-6:45 p.m. / Presentation 7-8 p.m.

Price: Free and open to the public with advance tickets required


Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center
1195 Baltimore Pike
Gettysburg, PA

Join us for a Women’s History Month special presentation, co-sponsored by Gettysburg National Military Park and the Gettysburg Foundation, featuring author Dorothy Wickenden and her book The Agitators.

Wickenden will discuss how three radical friends–Harriet Tubman, Frances Seward and Martha Coffin Wright–fought to overturn slavery and gain rights for women as the nation broke apart. Wickenden’s talk will include a PowerPoint presentation with some vivid perspectives on the Battle of Gettysburg, where Wright’s son faced Pickett’s Charge, and on Tubman’s participation in a major river raid in Port Royal, South Carolina. There will be time for a question-and-answer session.

Featured in The Agitators, Martha Coffin Wright’s special connection to Gettysburg is through her son First Lieutenant William P. Wright, who was an officer in the 1st New York Independent Artillery Battery (Cowan’s Battery). On July 3, 1863, defending Cemetery Ridge during Pickett’s Charge, Wright was wounded in the action.

Ticket holders for the special presentation have the opportunity to purchase Wickenden’s book for signing. The Agitators will be available during the book signing

The presentation is free of charge. Advance tickets are required for this after-hours event.

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