In an illustrated lecture at Wellesley College’s Collins Cinema on Thursday, Feb. 5 at 4:30pm, Harvard historian Jill Lepore develops on ideas from her most recent book The Secret History of Wonder Woman, a New York Times bestseller. Lepore recounts the biography of William Moulton Marston, the creator of Wonder Woman, to argue that Wonder Woman is the missing link in a chain of events that begins with the woman-suffrage campaigns of the 1910s and ends with the troubled place of feminism a century later.
Jill Lepore is the David Woods Kemper ‘41 Professor of American History at Harvard. She has been contributing to the The New Yorker since 2005.
This lecture is a part of the These American Lives series.