The Agitators: A Virtual Evening with Author Dorothy Wickenden


Dorothy Wickenden is the author of Nothing Daunted and The Agitators, and has been the executive editor of The New Yorker since January 1996. She also writes for the magazine and is the moderator of its weekly podcast Politics and More. A former Nieman Fellow at Harvard, Wickenden was national affairs editor at Newsweek from 1993-1995, and before that was the longtime executive editor at The New Republic. She lives with her husband in Westchester, New York.

From the intimate perspective of three friends and neighbors in mid-nineteenth century Auburn, New York—the “agitators” of the title, Harriet Tubman, Martha Coffin Wright and Frances Seward—acclaimed author Dorothy Wickenden tells the fascinating and crucially American stories of abolition, the Underground Railroad, the early women’s rights movement, and the Civil War.

Panelists include Harriet Tubman descendants, Judith Bryant and Michele Jones Galvin; Harriet Tubman National Historical Park Senior Interpretive Specialist, Kimberly Szewczyk; and Seward House Museum Director of Education, Jeffrey Ludwig, PhD. Moderated by Rhoda Overstreet-Wilson, Ed.D. This event will be live through the Equal Rights Heritage Center Facebook Page.

This program is part of the virtual Shining a Light on Harriet Tubman 2021 celebration. The title releases March 30, 2021. Preorder your copy of The Agitators from a retailer of your choice. List available here.


Mar 08 2021


7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Free virtual livestream

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