Bedbugs & Mobs: The Travels of Susan B. Anthony

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Imagine going on a speaking tour where each new city brings you bloodsucking critters that fall out of your clothing or audiences so unfriendly that they mob you onstage!

On Wednesday, June 22 at 11:30 AM, I will be chronicling these and other experiences from the travels of the intrepid Susan B. Anthony. This powerpoint presentation describes speaking tours that she identified as the Summer of Bedbugs and the Winter of Mobs. Come enjoy archival photos, illustrations, and stories of two remarkable seasons in the life of America’s greatest female reformer. You may be surprised at some of the conditions that she endured to get her message to the masses.

Rochester OASIS  *  259 Monroe Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607  *  (585) 730-8800

Wednesday, 6/22/2016 11:30 AM  *  $15  *  Free Parking

Bedbugs & Mobs: The Travels of Susan B. Anthony, presented by Jeanne Gehret

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About Jeanne

After writing Susan B. Anthony And Justice For All in 1994, Jeanne Gehret began giving costumed portrayals of Susan B. Anthony. In 2017 she released The Truth About Daniel, whose subject is abolitionist Daniel Read Anthony, Susan's brother.

2 thoughts on “Bedbugs & Mobs: The Travels of Susan B. Anthony

  1. Dear Jeanne: I am working on a play on the friendship of Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. I wish I’d been able to go to your presentation, but I live in San Francisco. What were your sources for the Winter of the Mobs? I read about the riot in Rome, NY, and typed it out. But now I cannot figure out where I read it. Also, I’d love to know what books you read in general about the Dear General. I have to say, the more I read, the more I love and admire her. I’m going to play her. If I can capture a tenth of her intensity, passion and charm, I’ll be happy.

    Any help you can give me will be greatly appreciated.

    Terry Baum
    Lilith Theater

    • Hello, Terry,
      There is fertile material for your topic! Are you using their collected letters edited by Ann Gordon?
      I relied heavily on The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony by Ida Husted Harper, but have read widely about Susan for 25 is my latest fun source.
      Wishing you health during the pandemic.

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