- Find Books, DVDs & More
- Classes & Events
- Civil War Ballads
- Research & Resources
- Support the Library
- Rhode Island Civil War Ephemera
Book Talk and Signing: Remarkable Women of Rhode Island
Thursday, October 16, 2014
6:30 PM-8:15 PM
Cost: Free and Open to All
Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903
Meeting Room (3rd Floor)
Rhode Island proudly claims a long list of remarkable women throughout history, from pioneering education reformers and suffragettes to trailblazing athletes and authors. In the mid-1800s, Sarah Helen Whitman became a prominent female poet and nearly married Edgar Allan Poe. In 1922, Isabelle Ahearn O’Neil became the first woman to hold office in the Rhode Island legislature. In the 1940s, Wilma Briggs became the first woman in the state to play on a local high school boys’ baseball team and went on to join the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Join authors Frank L. Grzyb and Russell J. DeSimone in this captivating and insightful account that spans five centuries of women who made history in the smallest state in the nation.
Frank Grzyb is a decorated combat veteran and author of several military history books. His work has been featured in America's Civil War, Civil War Monitor and The Civil War Times. He is a member of the Rhode Island Civil War Round Table, Disabled American Veterans, Vietnam Veterans of America and the Military Order of the Purple Heart.
Russell J. DeSimone, an independent scholar and author, has written a number of books and articles relating to Rhode Island history. He is the co-author of "The Broadsides of the Dorr Rebellion" (1992) and author of "Rhode Island's Rebellion" (2009). DeSimone is co-historian in residence for Providence College's Dorr Rebellion Project, dedicated to the study of this rebellion.
Book Sale and Signing to Follow