Mary Ball Washington and Jane Spurgin

George Washington’s Mount Vernon hosted the annual Martha Washington Lecture, which highlights new thinking about her life and times. This year, the… read more

George Washington’s Mount Vernon hosted the annual Martha Washington Lecture, which highlights new thinking about her life and times. This year, the focus was on two 18th century women. Amherst College history professor Martha Saxton talked about George Washington’s mother, Mary Ball Washington, and their complicated relationship. And then George Mason University history professor Cynthia Kierner discussed Jane Spurgin, who challenged the laws of the day regarding women’s rights. close

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  • Anne Petri Vice Regent Mount Vernon Ladies' Association->Wisconsin
  • Martha Saxton Professor Amherst College->History Department
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Mary Ball Washington and Jane Spurgin

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Program ID:
443216-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Mount Vernon, Virginia, United States
First Aired:
May 20, 2018 | 8:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
May 26, 2018 | 12:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • May 20, 2018 | 8:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 21, 2018 | 12:01am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 26, 2018 | 12:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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