First Lady of Letters: Judith Sargent Murray and the Struggle for Female Independence
Lecture by Sheila Skemp, Clare Leslie Marquette Professor of History at the University of Mississippi and Judith Sargent Murray biographer
Image credit: John Singleton Copley, American, 1738–1815. Portrait of Mrs. John Stevens (Judith Sargent, later Mrs. John Murray), 1770–72. Oil on canvas (50 x 40 in. unframed). Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Art Acquisition Endowment Fund. Photography ©Terra Foundation for American Art, Chicago.