Spiritualist Medium, Free Love Advocate and Presidential Candidate: The Revolutionary Feminism of Victoria Woodhull, An IllustratedPresentationwith Dr. Cristina Zaccarini
Date: Saturday, June 11th
Time: 2pm 3pm
Admission: $8/( $5 for students of the classes )
Location: Morbid Anatomy Museum, 424 Third Avenue, 11215 Brooklyn NY
Victoria Woodhull, was not only the first woman to run for president in 1872, but also a stockbroker, journalist, publisher, free love advocate and Spiritualist medium. Amidst a life of scandal and vilification, and even dubbed "Mrs. Satan" by the press, Woodhull was an accomplished woman even by contemporary standards: Woodhull did this at all at a time when women were lacking in many basic rights to their children and property, protection from rape, and citizenship. This discussion will illustrate the myriad ways that Woodhulls achievements were inextricably linked to the spiritual and intuitive abilities she exercised throughout her lifetime.
Cristina Zaccarini, Ph.D., has been a professor in the Department of History since 1999, and Co-Director of Asian Studies, a program she co-founded in 2003, at Adelphi University. She is the recipient of several teaching awards, and develops courses based upon her research and publications, which include books and articles in academic journals, on the history of women, gender, healing, consciousness, and spiritualism in the United States and China.
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424 A Third Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215