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Bloomers and Bicycles: Gliding Toward Women's Emancipation


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Women’s History Lecture Series: Trailblazers

Join The Friends and Professor Jill Zahniser for a series of women’s history lectures.

Bloomers and Bicycles: Gliding Toward Women's Emancipation

Susan B. Anthony once declared that bicycles were doing “more to emancipate women than anything else in the world.” Find out how and why bicycles helped women throw away their corsets and pedal off to liberation!

Jill Zahniser is an independent scholar who holds a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. Dr. Zahniser is the co-author of the book, Alice Paul: Claiming Power, and also authored the And Then She Said series of quotations by women. She sits on the steering committee planning the nationwide 2020 commemoration of women winning the vote. She resides on the West Side of Saint Paul.

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