North Carolina Libraries, Vol 62, No 2 (2004)

Good Medicine and Good Music

David Hursh


Alice Person, known during her life as Mrs. Joe Person, was a woman
ahead of her time. Professional musician, patent medicine entrepreneur, women’s rights advocate —all are appropriate titles for this colorful North Carolinian. The convergence of several occurrences in Alice’s life led her to earn these titles at a time when such activities on the part of a woman were looked at askance. Today, however, Alice’s unique life is being celebrated through a digital exhibit hosted by East Carolina University’sJoyner Library.

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