Free Lecture: Jennie Powers: The Woman Who Dares

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Jennie Powers, known across the country as “the Woman Who Dares,” was cited by the Boston Post newspaper in 1906 as having arrested more men than any other woman in America. A humane society agent in Keene from 1903 to 1936, Powers was one of the earliest such agents to become a deputy sheriff in the Granite State. As a documentary photographer, she used her camera to protest animal cruelty, family violence, and widespread poverty in New Hampshire’s Monadnock region and beyond. Join Jenna Carroll from the Historical Society of Cheshire County to explore Jennie’s life story and how this dynamic activist of the Progressive Era took a stand against social vices at the local level. This free public talk is a Humanities to Go program, made possible, in part, by New Hampshire Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities.