Lead: One of the unintended consequences of the Enlightenment was the gradual emergence of women into public life, including preaching, something many, especially Samuel Johnson, thought was entirely too much progress. Opening the way for women were the Quakers.  

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: Established in the middle of the 1600s, the Society of Friends was held suspect by nearly all parts of the religious and political spectrum, its members often arrested and persecuted. Early leader George Fox was jailed no less than nine times throughout his life. On one such occasion he warned the presiding judge to "tremble at the word of the Lord." The judge thought that funny and inadvertently gave the movement its name, calling Fox and his followers "quakers."