REMOTE VIA ZOOM: Monday Mornings: Deborah Sampson, Gender, and the American Revolution
Monday, September 289:30—10:30 AMOnlineOff-site , Beverly, MA, 01915
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In 1782, Deborah Sampson ran away from her home in Middleborough, Massachusetts, disguised herself as a man, and joined the army to fight in the American Revolutionary War. In 1995, Alex Myers, a descendant of Deborah Sampson, came out as transgender and transitioned to live as a man—he was the first openly transgender student to attend Harvard University. Myers will be discussing his novel Revolutionary. Myers uses historical fiction to explore Deborah's exploits as a soldier and to ask critical questions about gender, identity, and self—both in the 18th century and today.
Monday Mornings is sponsored by the Friends of the Beverly Public Library.
Capacity: 56 of 80 spaces available.
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