Monday Mornings: Deborah Sampson, Gender, and the American Revolution with Alex Myers
September 28, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 amFree
In 1782, Deborah Sampson ran away from her home in Middleborough, Massachusetts, disguised herself as a man, and joined the army to fight in the American Revolutionary War. In 1995, Alex Myers, a descendant of Deborah Sampson, came out as transgender and transitioned to live as a man—he was the first openly transgender student to attend Harvard University. Myers will be discussing his novel Revolutionary. Myers uses historical fiction to explore Deborah’s exploits as a soldier and to ask critical questions about gender, identity, and self—both in the 18th century and today.
Each event will be live via Zoom. Registration is required so we can send you the link to join us.