Past Event

Frances Willard and the Woman's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU)

A Road Scholar program by Leslie Goddard

One of the most famous Americans in the 1880s and 1890s, Frances Willard rose to worldwide prominence in her tireless work to end the sale and consumption of alcohol. In this first-person program, Willard emerges as far more than just a crusader against alcohol, but as a reformer for a wide range ofother causes – including votes for women, dress reform, the end of prostitution and rape and even sports for women. Meet the woman whose humor, savvy and intelligence made her “the best loved woman in America.”

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