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Date(s) - 12/06/2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Campus Martius Museum

Cost: FREE Program

Guest Speaker: Carolina Lang portrays Frances Gage

Frances Dana Barker Gage (October 12, 1808 – November 10, 1884) was a leading American reformer, feminist and abolitionist. She worked closely with Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, along with other leaders of the early women’s rights movement in the United States. She was among the first to champion voting rights for all citizens without regard to race or gender and was a particularly outspoken supporter of giving newly freed African American women the franchise during Reconstruction, along with African American men who had formerly been slaves.

Carolina Lang is a professional stage and film actress, writer, director, and educator from New York City, where she performed extensively and taught acting courses at City University of New York. With over twenty years’ experience, she has appeared in regional theater; on New York stages, such as The Public Theater, New York Theater Workshop, and The Connelly Theater; and in film and television. Since re-locating to the area a few years ago, she has written and performed two different one-person shows about extraordinary Mid-Ohio Valley women, Frances Gage and Margaret Blennerhassett, as well as appearing in and assistant directing “Arcadia,” a 2016 film by Andy J. Hall. She holds an M.F.A. in Acting from the Professional Actor Training Program at the University of Washington (Seattle), where she also earned undergraduate degrees in Drama and Comparative Literature, in addition to studying abroad.

This program is free thanks to the generous support of the Washington County Public Library.