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Prostitution and Power: Madams of Hell’s Half-Acre, 1876-1920
March 3 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
This month, we will meet the women who lived and worked in Hell’s Half-Acre, Fort Worth’s red-light district, between the 1870s and the 1920s. TCU PhD candidate Jessica Webb will discuss the madams who ran the brothels and the influence they wielded in the city of Fort Worth–politically, economically, and in their own social sphere. Webb is writing her dissertation on the red-light districts of Fort Worth and San Antonio at the turn-of-the-century. Admission is free. Downtown street parking is free on Saturday.