Blan library hosts ‘When Women Became People’

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BLANCHESTER — The lives of American women changed in almost every possible way between 1870 and 1920. Kimberly Hamlin highlights these changes in “When Women Became People” at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 16 at the Blanchester Public Library.

Hamlin, who lives in Cincinnati, is Director of the American Studies Program and Associate Professor of American Studies and History at Miami University. The program is being held as part of Clinton County Reads 2017 and in honor of Women’s History Month.

The program presents the legal, marital, educational and technological changes that enabled women to enter college, the professions, and politics at the turn of the 20th century. Hamlin also discusses the fascinating women who made this revolution possible.

The program is free and open to the public. It is made possible in part by the Ohio Humanities Council, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. For more information, visit the library or call 937-783-3585.

Clinton County Reads 2017 includes book discussions and programs revolving around the book Girl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart. Clinton County Reads is sponsored by the Blanchester Public Library, Sabina Public Library, Wilmington Public Library and Books ‘N More.

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