Thursday, April 15th, 2021 7pm – 8pm
Angelique Le Petit Martin, a well-educated native of France and successful teacher in England, arrived at Tupperford Farm, in Marietta, when her husband Gilles brought their family west in 1833 to escape the cholera epidemic in New York City. Her intelligent, strong, well-reasoned arguments on women’s equality were captured in her correspondence and the essays she published, broadcasting her opinions, ideas, and influence far beyond her own back yard along the Muskingum River. We will explore Angelique’s life and how writing empowered her participation in public discourse and activism at a time when women were mostly regarded as incapable of self-directed action.
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About the speaker: Dr. Linda Lockhart is an award-winning communication professional with more than 20 years of experience focused on marketing, public relations, organizational communication and creative direction. In 2016 she earned a Ph.D. in mass communication from Ohio University’s Scripps School of Journalism, with emphases in historiography and strategic communication. She earned a master’s degree from the same school in 1997 and a bachelor’s degree from Marietta College in 1993.
Dr. Lockhart’s primary research focus is mass communication history, which often takes the form of biography of a person or persons involved with a specific topic or event that is relevant to journalism or coverage by journalists. Past projects have included a mini-biography of Angelique le Petit Martin, a Marietta resident in the mid-nineteenth century, a full-length biography of A.W. Campbell, one of the founding fathers of West Virginia and the editor of the Wheeling Intelligencer, and a content analysis of how Marietta newspaper covered slavery between 1801 and 1863.
After residing in Newport, Ohio, for 40 years, Lockhart now lives in Hockingport, Ohio. Her career has included positions for the Marietta A.M., Chevron Chemical, Washington State Community College, and Ohio University. She is currently an assistant professor of communication at Marietta College and director of the Communication Resource Center and the Fundamentals of Communication program.
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