Abby Kelley

Civil Rights Leader

Birthday January 15, 1811

Birth Sign Capricorn

Birthplace Pelham, MA

DEATH DATE Jan 14, 1887 (75)

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Influential abolitionist who led the American Anti-Slavery Society with William Lloyd Garrison and worked to gain equal rights for women.

Before Fame

She had a strict Quaker upbringing, which stressed education for women.


She also campaigned for equal rights for women, and went to the famous Seneca Falls convention.

Family Life

She married a fellow radical, Stephen Symonds Foster.

Associated With

Angelina Grimke was a fellow abolitionist who argued not only freedom for African-Americans, but full equality.