Living History: Molly Brown
March 26, 2014
from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
|Where||Vail Public Library's Community Room|
|Contact Name||Vail Public Library|
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Margaret "Molly" Brown (1867-1932), best remembered for surviving the sinking of the Titanic on April 14, 1912, spent the better part of her life in Colorado, contributing her time and money to the people and causes that the state and country struggled with during the turn of the 20th century.
Margaret Brown, born in Hannibal, Missouri to Irish immigrant parents, was no stranger to the hardships America faced as it worked its way from the effects of the Civil War to the Progressive Era, which flourished from 1890-1920. Her fame was greatly increased due to her humanitarianism onboard the Titanic and the Carpathia, giving her a platform to speak on and fight for education, children's rights, women's rights and worker's rights, along with various other women's organizations and labor groups.