Lucretia Mott

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Birthday
3, 1793
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Nov 11, 1880 (87)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
3, 1793
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Nov 11, 1880 (87)

About

Remembered for founding the American Anti-Slavery Society and for helping to organize the famous women's rights event known as the Seneca Falls Convention. She played a key role at the World's Anti-Slavery Convention of 1840 and served as the American Equal Rights Association's first president.

Before Fame

In her early adulthood, she taught at the Nine Partners School in New York and went on to become a Quaker minister.

Trivia

She and several of her Quaker contemporaries established Pennsylvania's Swarthmore College.

Family Life

Her marriage to fellow Quaker and abolitionist James Mott produced five surviving children, all of whom became social activists.

Associated With

She was a contemporary and colleague of fellow women's rights activists and abolitionists Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.