Grafton – Actress and activist Lynne McKenney Lydick will bring abolitionist Abby Kelley Foster to life in her inspiring one-woman play, “Yours for Humanity — Abby,” Sunday, March 10, at 2 p.m. in the Great Hall, One Grafton Common. The snow date will be Sunday, March 24. Foster (1811-1887) was a radical abolitionist, and women’s rights activist. Her first National Woman’s Rights Convention in Oct of 1850 was held in Worcester, where she lived along with her husband Stephen and their daughter Alla.
The play is based on the letters and speeches of Foster in 1854, during a time of many social and political differences in our country. Hear Foster as she delivers her powerful orations against slavery and prejudice, which helped to change the views of many.
The first in a four part series, “Yours for Humanity – Abby” has been funded by Mass Cultural Council. The sponsors of the “Rising Toward Justice” series are The Grafton Historical Society, The Grafton Public Library, and the Unitarian Universalist Society of Grafton & Upton. The Grafton Public Library will coordinate this spring’s community read with related books from March through April.
Look for future information about additional “Rising Toward Justice” programs: The Life of Frederick Douglas – Sunday, April 28; “Women in the World of Frederick Douglas” Sunday, June 2; and “Reading Frederick Douglas Together” Friday, July 5.
For further information, call 508-839-0000 or email [email protected].