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Becoming "Incorrigible": Interpreting Documents from a Complex Past

  • Hudson Area Library 400 State St Hudson, NY, 12534 United States (map)

This workshop, led by collaborating scholars Tobi Jacobi and Laura Rogers, will raise ethical questions about the once-practiced incarceration of teenage girls who were labeled incorrigible because of their disobedience. Jacobi and Rogers will present photos, medical intake forms, and case history files from the Hudson Training School dating back as far as 1921. 

Community event, Prison Public Memory Project

"We're going [to] look at girls who have been marked in certain ways and try to read them a different way," Jacobi says. 

For more information about this workshop, visit the Hudson Area Library or the Register-Star