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Durham County Library Presents Sally Drucker as Frances Wright

Program: Sally Drucker as Frances Wright
Date: Saturday, January 12
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Southwest Regional Library, 3605 Shannon Rd., Durham, NC 27707
Cost: Free and open to the public

Durham, NC – Durham County Library presents Sally Drucker as Frances Wright on Saturday, January 12 at 2 p.m. at Southwest Regional Library, 3605 Shannon Rd., Durham, NC 27707. This event is free and open to the public.

Dr. Sally Ann Drucker returns to the library as the infamous Frances (Fanny) Wright, Scottish-born lecturer, writer, freethinker, feminist, abolitionist, and social reformer, who became a US citizen in 1825. On Thomas Jefferson’s advice, she started a Tennessee commune to educate and free slaves, then edited a New York newspaper for workers. As a proponent of radical causes, the first woman in America to speak to large audiences, she was told that she would have been shot if she were a man. Why haven’t we heard more about her? Come and find out!

This program is sponsored by the Durham Library Foundation. For more information, call 919-560-0268 or visit

Durham County Library encourages Discovery, connects the Community and leads in Literacy. As a department of Durham County Government, the library furthers Goal 1 of the county’s Strategic Plan by enhancing cultural, educational and creative opportunities. For more information about the library, visit

Contact: Stephanie Bonestell
919-560-0151 or

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