The Friends of the Libraries invite you to a reading by historian and JHU alumna Jean Baker, who will read from her recently published biography “Margaret Sanger: A Life of Passion.”

Wednesday, February 29

Mason Hall

6 pm Reception/6:30 pm Reading

Margaret Sanger became one of the most vocal advocates for birth control at a time when the mere mention of such things was not only taboo but a felony. She pioneered the first family-planning clinic—the forerunner to Planned Parenthood—and became a lightning rod for the cause. In this lively new biography, historian Jean H. Baker argues convincingly that Sanger deserves the vaunted place in feminist history she once held.

Jean H. Baker is the author of several books on nineteenth-century American history, including Mary Todd Lincoln: A Biography; James Buchanan; and Sisters: The American Suffragists. Baker earned her bachelor’s degree from Goucher College, and received her M.A. and Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University. She is the Bennett-Harwood Professor of History at Goucher College.

RSVP here or at 410.516.7943.

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