Dale Danley and I brought the story of Equi’s fierce independence and commitment to social and economic justice to the New Bedford Public Library, radio station WBSM, and the historic Rotch Jones Duff House. The New Bedford area’s South Coast Today published feature articles written by Lauren Daley about Equi and the new biography. Earlier this month the same news site announced the launch of a comprehensive, interactive history project to unearth the remarkable stories of women from New Bedford’s past. Marie Equi will be highlighted among these women “who shaped local history.”
The project, known as “Lighting the Way: Historic Women of the South Coast,” will feature profiles of 90 women on a website and an app to guide followers on an historic walking trail through downtown New Bedford with stops at more than 30 landmarks that feature women’s stories. (Marie Equi’s nearby birthplace will be noted in the walk). Later a curriculum will be developed for area schools. Then in 2020, the anniversary of the nation’s adopting woman suffrage, the group plans to exhibit the historic women’s lives in public art displays. The New Bedford Whaling Museum has spearheaded the “Lighting the Way” project.
See Lauren Daley's article for SouthCoastToday: