Episode 241 – “Matilda Joslyn Gage: Bringing Her into History, Part II”

This week on CenterStage, Part Two of a lecture by famed historian and feminist Sally Roesch Wagner, profiling forgotten suffrage leader – and freethinker – Matilda Joslyn Gage.

On August 16th and 17th, 2014, the Center for Inquiry presented a conference entitled “Robert Green Ingersoll and the Reform Imperative” at its headquarters in Amherst, New York. This event celebrated Ingersoll, perhaps the best-known unbeliever of America’s Gilded Age. Ingersoll was born in 1833 in Dresden, a village in New York’s Finger Lakes district. The conference placed Ingersoll in context with other freethinking reformers with roots in west-central New York State, such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Frederick Douglass, and Matilda Joslyn Gage.

This week, Sally Roesch Wagner presents the conclusion of “Matilda Joslyn Gage: Bringing Her into History.”

Sally Roesch Wagner is the Founding Director of the Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation, which in 2010 opened Gage’s Fayetteville, New York, home to the public as an innovative museum. She is the nation’s foremost authority on Gage, and co-founder of the Freethought Trail.