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Past PHS LIVE: Sarah Smith's Educational Advocacy for Arab Women

March 8, 2021

On March 4, Robert D. Stoddard, Jr. joined PHS Director of Communications Fred Tangeman for a conversation about his new book, Sarah and Her Sisters: American Missionary Pioneers in Arab Female Education, 1834-1937

Sarah Huntington Smith organized a school for girls that would revolutionize female education in the Near East and begin bending the cultural arch toward female equality. Stoddard's recent history, Sarah and Her Sisters: American Missionary Pioneers in Arab Female Education, 1834-1937, aims to recognize forgotten missionary heroines for their personal sacrifices and extraordinary achievements against great odds in educating Arab females. Read the recent book blog here.

Click below to hear about Sarah Huntington Smith and other groundbreaking educators in Ottoman Syria and Lebanon.

Robert D. Stoddard, Jr., is a former Vice President of Lebanese American University in Beirut, Lebanon. He has a B.A. in Religion from the College of Wooster and an M. Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary.