2018 Contemporary History Series


Florence Bayard Hilles and Delaware's Activism
for Reproductive Rights

Thursday, March 15, 2018 
6:00 PM 

Delaware has an activist history when it comes to securing women’s rights, with many notable women championing the cause.  Among them was Florence Bayard Hilles, who was born into the most prominent family in Delaware politics in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Join the Delaware Historical Society as we explore Delaware’s activism through the life of Florence Bayard Hilles and discuss contemporary issues affecting women’s health, particularly in regards to reproduction. 

Dr. Anne Boylan, Professor Emerita of History at the University of Delaware, will provide a biographical sketch of Florence Bayard Hilles, while Dr. Ann Bell, Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology with a joint appointment in Women and Gender Studies at the University of Delaware, will discuss race, class, and gender as it relates to reproduction, family, and health.

Admission is free.
Registration is required.

Complimentary parking courtesy of Colonial Parking 
at their lot located on the corner of 6th and Shipley Street. 

Image: Florence Bayard Hilles, Delaware Historical Society Collections

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