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“Do Everything: The Biography of Frances Willard”

April 13, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Free – $10.00

“Do Everything: The Biography of Frances Willard”
A presentation by Christopher H. Evans

Thursday, April 13, 2023, at 7 pm (CST)
An online Zoom event
Space is limited. Registration Required.
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Admission: $10, Free for EHC members

Join us for an online presentation by Christopher H. Evans, author of Do Everything: The Biography of Frances Willard, a new biography – the first in 35 years – of Frances Willard (1839-1898). Willard, who was one of the most prominent American social reformers of the late nineteenth century, made her home in Evanston for three decades. Evans will discuss his work to examine Willard’s life, her contributions as a reformer, and her broader legacy as a women’s rights activist in the United States, including more recent assessments of Willard’s career. “Underscoring both the breathtaking ambition and profound limitations of Willard’s moral vision, Evans recovers a too-often forgotten past–one that matters for our future,” says historian Heath W.
Carter (author of Union Made: Working People and the Rise of Social Christianity in Chicago).

Christopher H. Evans is a Professor of the History of Christianity and Methodist Studies at Boston University School of Theology. He received his Ph.D. in Religious and Theological Studies from Northwestern University/Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. His research focuses on nineteenth and twentieth-century Christianity, American religious history, Transatlantic Methodism, and Methodist contributions to social reform movements. He has lectured widely in academic and church conferences on topics related to Methodist history, American religion, and religion in contemporary culture. He is the author of several books including, The Faith of Fifty Million: Baseball, Religion, and American Culture (co-edited with William R. Herzog II) and The Social Gospel in American Religion.

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Registration is required.
Admission: $10 (payable online below.) EHC members are free. (Please use “RSVP” option to reserve your EHC member ticket.)
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Tickets are non-refundable.

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April 13, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free – $10.00
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