Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: The Dinner Party: Heritage Floor: Goody Glover

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Judy Chicago (American, b. 1939). The Dinner Party (Heritage Floor; detail), 1974–79. Porcelain with rainbow and gold luster, 48 x 48 x 48 ft. (14.6 x 14.6 x 14.6 m). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation, 2002.10. © Judy Chicago. Photograph by Jook Leung Photography

Goody Glover
Date of birth unknown; d. 1688, Boston

hanged as a witch in Boston. She was accused by her employer, stonemason John Goodwin, after four of his children fell ill. Even though she knew English, she refused to speak anything but Gaelic at her trial and she was convicted and publicly hanged. Reverend Cotton Mather, later of Salem Witch Trial fame, was instrumental in her execution.

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