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Figure Bertha Pratt King LECTURER 1914 Bertha Pratt King LECTURES What The Twentieth Century Offers Women This lecture tells of the wonderful world opening to women and shows how men will be benefited by the new opportunities for women. It is therefore a lecture for men and women. This account of what life offers to women in the 20th century is astonishing. Education, splendid opportunities in occupations and professions, all kinds of intellectual work, health, and broad human interests,—all these opportunities for women will be to the tremendous advantage of men. What Do You Want In Life? This lecture has been given before many large and enthusiastic Chautauqua audiences. It is a mixture of the sane rules of happy living with jests at foolish and unwise living. It is full of common sense, brilliant humour, and real seriousness. Miss King has a high degree of oratorical power. The Crowded World This lecture turns the search light of keen observation upon the lives of the rich and the poor. Here are drawn vivid pictures of the crowded world in hovel and palace. Through it all runs the question, What are the pursuits and ambitions of these people of the crowded world? Are these aims worthy of intelligent men and women? This powerful lecture answers this question. Wage Earning Women This lecture is a series of graphic word pictures of wage earning women in the stores and factories of the United States today. It tells us under what conditions most of our food and clothing is made and shows the responsibility of men and women towards these conditions. All the facts of this lecture are drawn from the latest authorities and from personal inspection. This lecture points out some solutions for the dark problems of wage earning women. It is a lecture every women should hear and no man can afford to miss. Woman Through The Ages A stirring lecture on what men have thought about women from the earliest times to the present. This is not a dry historical lecture but a series of vivid word pictures interspersed with amusing incidents, making dead ages live again before the eyes of the audience. It is educational and inspiring. The Worth Of A Girl A serious entertaining discussion of the girl problem showing the fallacies in the modern conventional education of girls and pointing out the wonderful possibilities for the well trained girl of the future. Miss King believes that every girl should be able to earn her own living, that she should be trained to some pursuit for her own happiness and that she should become a useful member of society. This lecture appeals for the recognition of the worth of a girl as a skilled worker, skilled mother, trained thinker and real companion for the men that are worth while. The Teachings of Emerson A popular account of the philosophy of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Emerson is not only the greatest thinker America has produced but he is one of the great thinkers of the world. Naturally, Americans should understand his teachings. This lecture shows Emerson's insight into the great problems of life, how he arouses us to think and inspires us to act. It is compelling and stimulating. This lecture is very suitable for schools and colleges. Woman Suffrage This subject is one of the most important now before American men and women and is dealt with in concise and vigorous fashion. A brief sketch shows what men have done in the past to gain their enfranchisement. Then follows an interesting outline of the objects of the movement. The lecture is serious and convincing, yet full of humour. THE LECTURER Bertha Pratt King (A. B. Smith College) is President of the King-Crawford Classical School, Terre Haute, Indiana, and is ably fitted by scholarship and experience as a speaker to discuss the subjects which she offers. Miss King is not only a student of economic and sociological questions but she is actively identified with social work. She has been called to address many public assembles, and has addressed the Legislature of Indiana. Therefore, her lectures have the peculiar power of being taken from life as well as books. Miss King has lectured for many clubs, schools and Chautauquas, and last summer she gave 59 lectures for the Redpath Chautauqua Bureau in eastern states. Being President of a school which prepares boys and girls for colleges and universities, her experiences with young people have fitted her for commencement addresses. Her attitude toward modern problems is hopeful and constructive. Throughout all these lectures may be seen the keen eye of the observer of the practical world, with its joys and sorrows, its labor and leisure, its selfishness and its great services. Miss King is tremendously in earnest. Her lectures therefore are not only entertaining and instructive but inspiring. PRESS NOTICES Miss King is a speaker of unusual merit. She has infused part of her intense spirit into the minds of her audiences in the middle states, and educational work is immediately undertaken as a result of her vitalizing force.— Bucyrus (Ohio) Evening Telegraph. Miss King is a lecturer of exceptional ability and her lectures are especially interesting and timely.— Evening Telegram, Tarentum, Pa. Miss King is a forceful speaker who can keep an audience engaged and thoughtful through a long speech.— Woman's Journal, Boston. The lectures of Bertha Pratt King seem to be remarkable for their scope, thoughtfulness and practical benefit.— Herald, Titusville, Pa. Miss King talked for an hour and a half and held the close attention of her listeners. Miss King's voice is a good one and her arguments and apt stories called forth frequent and hearty applause. Every point was driven home with clear cut reasoning and the crowd was appreciative and liberal with applause.— White Water (Wis.) Register. Especially satisfactory have been the lectures of Bertha Pratt King.— Evening Republican, Meadville, Pa. Miss King is a fine speaker and has studied her subject thoroughly.— Pittsburg Dispatch. Exceedingly interesting both to believers and non-believers.— Galion (Ohio) Daily Leader. She held her crowd spellbound.— Chicago Record-Herald. Miss King is a splendid speaker and handles her subjects in a manner which appeals to both the intellectual and humorous side of the life of women of the day, both wage-earners and home-makers.— City and Suburban Life, Bellevue, Pa. Yale University, New Haven, Conn. I have heard Miss Bertha Pratt King in several addresses before Chautauqua audiences. I therefore take great pleasure in recommending her to all Chautauqua managers as one of the most interesting, effective and entertaining speakers it has been my pleasure to hear. JOHN W. WETZEL, Instructor in Oratory, yale University. Bertha Pratt King gave a powerful lecture.— Charleroi Mail, Charleroi, Pa. Miss King has a fine presence, a splendid delivery, and is a very convincing and forceful speaker.— Terre Haute Tribune. Miss King has delighted the women with her timely and interesting lectures.— Daily Messenger, Meadville, Pa. Miss King gave a splendid lecture.— Pittsburg Leader. Miss Bertha Pratt King of Terre Haute made a brilliant speech.— Indianapolis News. Miss King has given a splendid series of educational lectures. She told many plain truths and in her sweet winning way won the favor of her entire audience. Miss King has become quite a favorite and each morning sees a large eager audience awaiting her appearance.— Evening Telegram, Tarentum, Pa. Miss Bertha Pratt King delivered one of the most instructive lectures during the Chautauqua conducted at Lithia Springs, in August, 1912. Miss King possesses unusual charms as a speaker and throughout the entire evening the audience listened with attention. Her choice of words is excellent; her climaxes well chosen; her emphasis correctly placed. What impressed us most was the common-sense ideas of Miss King. We cordially commend the subject of this voluntary testimony to any intelligent audience in America. COL. W. D. MARBURGER, M'g'r Lithia Springs Chautauqua, 1912.
|Title||Bertha Pratt King: lecturer|
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|Personal Name Subject||King, Bertha Pratt|
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