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s4 e6 — JULIA C. COLLINS and EVELYN DICK: Giggling like 10-year-old boys‪!‬ Notorious Women

    • Comedy

This week, Miriam tells the story of Julia C. Collins, the woman behind a character from the tv series "The Gilded Age"; and Lavetta gets the adolescent puns rolling when she tells the story of one of Canada’s most notorious women, Evelyn Dick.
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In this episode, Miriam introduces writer and educator Julia C. Collins (American, 1842–1865), who inspired the tv series "The Gilded Age" character Peggy Scott, an upper crust Black woman from Brooklyn. Collins was born a free woman in 1842 in the north, was raised in a family active in Black politics and the Black church, and was a gifted writer. While living in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, she was a school teacher for African-American children, and wrote essays about racial and female empowerment. In 1865, she started a serial novel for The Christian Recorder titled The Curse of Caste; or The Slave Bride, about a mixed race mother and daughter in the time of slavery and caste prejudice. She died before completing the novel. In 2006, Oxford University Press published Collins' story with two alternate endings, and it is the novel that inspired the tv series' Peggy. Next, Lavetta introduces convicted murderer Evelyn Dick (Canadian, born 1920) and her tumultuous life filled with scandal and crime. Born to Scottish immigrants, Dick grew up in a family with aspirations of social climbing. She engaged in relationships with wealthy men, hoping to secure her financial future. However, her marriage to John Dick was volatile, and she resumed affairs with other men. Charged with his murder, she was acquitted, but she was later convicted of manslaughter in the death of her infant son. Dick's story has been the subject of various media adaptations.
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This week, Miriam tells the story of Julia C. Collins, the woman behind a character from the tv series "The Gilded Age"; and Lavetta gets the adolescent puns rolling when she tells the story of one of Canada’s most notorious women, Evelyn Dick.
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In this episode, Miriam introduces writer and educator Julia C. Collins (American, 1842–1865), who inspired the tv series "The Gilded Age" character Peggy Scott, an upper crust Black woman from Brooklyn. Collins was born a free woman in 1842 in the north, was raised in a family active in Black politics and the Black church, and was a gifted writer. While living in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, she was a school teacher for African-American children, and wrote essays about racial and female empowerment. In 1865, she started a serial novel for The Christian Recorder titled The Curse of Caste; or The Slave Bride, about a mixed race mother and daughter in the time of slavery and caste prejudice. She died before completing the novel. In 2006, Oxford University Press published Collins' story with two alternate endings, and it is the novel that inspired the tv series' Peggy. Next, Lavetta introduces convicted murderer Evelyn Dick (Canadian, born 1920) and her tumultuous life filled with scandal and crime. Born to Scottish immigrants, Dick grew up in a family with aspirations of social climbing. She engaged in relationships with wealthy men, hoping to secure her financial future. However, her marriage to John Dick was volatile, and she resumed affairs with other men. Charged with his murder, she was acquitted, but she was later convicted of manslaughter in the death of her infant son. Dick's story has been the subject of various media adaptations.
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If you like this episode, please join us weekly for more discussions of notorious women. 
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email: notoriouswmpod@gmail.com
instagram: instagram.com/notoriouswomenpodcast/
patreon: https://www.patreon.com/NotoriousWomen
website: https://notoriouswomenpodcast.com/
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1 hr 3 min

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