Worcester Women's History Project

Press Release

Women 2000 "Angels & Infidels" Costume Parade

Worcester Women's History Project... celebrates Equality Day.

Worcester, MA, August 13, 2000

On Saturday, August 26, 2000 from 5:30-7:00 p.m., the Worcester Women's History Project will honor leaders of the first National Woman's Rights Convention which was held in Worcester in 1850. Costumed extras from "Angels & Infidels," the historical dramatization of the 1850 convention, will parade from Hope Cemetery on Webster Street to Rural Cemetery on Grove Street, visiting gravesites of notable figures whom in the nineteenth century were active in women's rights and abolition.

Gravesites to be visited include: Abby Kelley Foster & Stephen Foster, Sarah H. Earle, Abigail P. B. Rawson, Lydia M. Wilmarth, Joseph A. Howland and Adeline H. Howland.

For additional information, please contact Jessie Rodrique, project coordinator at 508-767-1852. Please visit our website at www.worcesterwomen.com to learn more about Women 2000.

"Angels & Infidels" is part of the Women 2000 celebration, held on October 20-22, 2000.

Women 2000 is a call to action To continue the dialogue begun in 1850 To provide a forum for discussion on the present status of women And to explore the challenges and opportunities for the future.


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Worcester Women's History Project - One Salem Square - Worcester, MA 01608
info@wwhp.org - 508-767-1852