Wild Women of Boston - Author Talk

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Join Boston By Foot and the Old North Church to celebrate the launch of Wild Women of Boston: Mettle in the Hub with author and Boston By Foot tour guide Dina Vargo!

The Sons of Liberty are celebrated in the rebellious history of Boston but what of their sisters? An audacious and determined procession of reformers, socialites, criminals and madams made the city what it is today. One hundred years before Rosa Parks, African American abolitionist Sarah Parker Remond refused to give up her seat while attending a play in Boston. Fiery activists Harriet Hemenway and Minna Hall led a boycott against bird plumage in ladies dress and brought the fashion industry to its knees. Later, women like Boston Marathon runner Kathrine Switzer also blazed their own trails. Author Dina Vargo unearths the remarkable stories of the wild women of the Hub and will address why these stories matter so much today.