Lyceum Movement


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Employer Antoinette Brown Blackwell
After graduating from Oberlin in 1850 ABB joined the Lyceum Movement and became a regular speaker in their lecture series. In the mid-nineteenth century this movement for local adult education provided a source of intellectual...


Josiah Holbrook founded the first lyceum in the USA at Millbury, Massachusetts. This was a volunteer centre for adult education, which ran meetings, discussion groups, and lectures. Other such institutions quickly sprang up, and...