Women’s History Month Celebration Tea 2013
Please Join Us on March 9, 2013 for
Hyde Park Main Streets’
3rd Annual Women’s History Month Celebration
This year’s program will center on the notable Grimke Family of Hyde Park
Special Guest Speakers
Louise Knight, Angelina Grimke Biographer
Amy Benson Brown, Poet
Did you know that Hyde Park was home to some of the most outspoken and prominent women abolitionists and suffragettes in the 19th century? The new PBS American Experience Series, “The Abolitionists“, has given a national voice to Angelina Grimke, an inspiring abolitionist who lived the last part of her life in Hyde Park.
Yes, sisters Angelina and Sarah Grimke were among the earliest pioneers of the women’s suffrage movement in the United States. 2013 marks the 175th Anniversary of Angelina Grimke’s speech before the Massachusetts legislature as the first women in the US to speak before a governing body.
We are excited to have author Louise Knight with us to share some of her current research on Angelina Grimke along with poet, Amy Benson Brown who will be speaking about Archibald Grimke, the sisters’ nephew and Hyde Park resident.
This annual celebration tea is not only a recognition of the past but the present. Once again we will be honoring three special women who have contributed greatly to Boston and our community with the “Women Amongst Us” Awards.
The 2013 Honorees
WGBH, Executive Producer for “The Abolitionists”
Massachusetts 54th Regiment & Colored Ladies Society
Neponset River Clean Up Volunteer Coordinator
Last year’s tea was a delightful afternoon of sisterhood as we bonded over tea and crumpets and it was a special day as we acknowledged Mrs. Angela Menino, Kathy Kottaridis and Maria Farrell.This year’s program event promises to be a special gathering for the ladies in our Boston neighborhood.
Pass this invitation along to your mothers, daughters, sisters and girlfriends!
2pm – 4pm
1300 Hyde Park Avenue, Hyde Park, MA 02136
Online Sales Have Closed – A Few Tickets Will Be Available at the Door.