In Alice + Freda Forever, Alexis Coe recounts a tragic, true-life love story that shocked America in 1892. To marry 17-year-old Freda Ward, 19-year-old Alice Mitchell attempted to pass as a man, but their forbidden love ended not in bliss but in bloodshed. Coe uses over 100 love letters, maps, artifacts, and other historical material to document a teenage murder that shocked the nation. Alexis will be in conversation with journalist and critic Margaret Eby.
This event will take place on Wednesday, July 29th, at 7:00 pm at Community Bookstore. (143 7th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY)
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