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Second & third generation suffragists had much more access to formal education than the women who came before them. Anna Julia Cooper, Mary Church Terrell, and Ida Gibbs Hunt graduated from @oberlincollege in 1884. 🧵 They weren’t the first Black…

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ElizCadyStanton’s feminism was ignited watching her mentor Lucretia Mott be denied credentials at the World Anti-Slavery Convention in London in 1840. I knew that, but I didn’t know the backstory: fissures in the US abolitionist movement over women’s…

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In New York it is said that activists come to Albany, not from it. True or not, in the 1850s and today Albany has produced some truly marvelous people. Among them: Lucretia Mott’s cousin by marriage Lydia Mott, and an African-American businessman…

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Yes, they had a bake sale.
Black & white men & women didn’t share public space in the 1830s. Female Anti-Slavery Societies were an exception, esp Philadelphia’s. It was founded by Lucretia Mott & 17 other women, inc. Harriet Forten Purvis, her…

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Sexism in the abolitionist movement planted one of the seeds for Seneca Falls. In 1840 the World Anti-Slavery Convention in London refused to seat Lucretia Mott, an official US delegate. Notably, the Americans stood up for her. (1/3) #SenecaFalls…

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Day 1 was for women only. Lucretia Mott ran the meeting; ElizCadyStanton presented the Declaration for discussion & amendment. On the 2d day she presented it to the mixed crowd, Mott’s husband James in the chair. (The organizers had hesitated to…

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The National Female Anti-Slavery Convention in 1837 was the 1st convention where women discussed women's rights. Delegates traveled to NYC for 4 days of debate. Lucretia Mott was there, and so were the Grimke sisters. Ira V. Brown describes their…
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