Queen Silver Lecture Online
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Kenneth R Gregg - 3/23/2005
Good! Glad to see you doing this, Wendy!
Queen Silver was an ardent advocate for women's rights and freedom of thought. I still occasionally listen to my tape of a talk on women's rights that she gave years ago.
Silver's biography by Wendy is still in print and contains a number of essays by Queen Silver as well. While not a libertarian, her background in American radicalism from the turn of the last century through the 1980's left her mark on many people (myself included).
Her career began as a unique child prodigy speaking out on top of soap-boxes in defense of feminism, atheism, freethought and socialism. In contact with the major radicals of the time, she was to "retire" after growing up, only to become an activist once more after she "retired" from her profession. She became a mentor and advisor to many within the radical community in Los Angeles in the 1970's and 1980's, mainly in freethought circles, with a broad range of experience beginning in her childhood and continuing on through to the conclusion of her life.
Very interesting person. I highly recommend Wendy's biography for an introduction into the life of an American hero. Queen was a dear person and I miss her very much.
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