Thursday, August 04, 2011

Stumptown Stories presentation on Marie Equi

Our friends at the Oregon Encyclopedia are hosting a new public history series called "Stumptown Stories: Portland History and Legends." These free, informal presentations are held at the Rialto Poolroom and Bar in downtown Portland. We were thrilled to find out that our very own alumna Marie Equi will be the subject of an upcoming Stumptown Story. On August 23rd, historian Heather Mayer will present "'The Stormy Petrel of Portland': the story of Dr. Marie Equi," focusing on Equi's contributions to Portland's progressive-era political history.

Above: Marie Equi, physician, suffragist, anarchist, circa 1930s.

Unfortunately, I'll be at the Society of American Archivists annual meeting and won't be able to attend. You should all go so you can tell me what I missed!

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