Lydia Maria Child

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Birthday
11, 1802
Birthplace
Medford, MA
Death Date
Oct 20, 1880 (78)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
11, 1802
Birthplace
Medford, MA
Death Date
Oct 20, 1880 (78)

About

An American abolitionist, women's rights activist, and writer, she is most famous for "Over the River and Through the Wood," a popular poem about Thanksgiving. Her other published works include The Girl's Own Book and The Mother's Book.

Before Fame

She published an 1833 work that called for the immediate emancipation of slaves in America.

Trivia

She fought for Native American rights.

Family Life

She was the sister of Convers Francis, a well-known Unitarian minister. She married Boston lawyer David Lee Child in 1828.

Associated With

She was one of the architects of the Peace Policy during the administration of Ulysses S. Grant.