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Abby Kelley Foster

Abby Kelley Foster  

(b. 15 January 1810; d. 14 January 1887), reformer, abolitionist, lecturer, and women's rights activist.Abby Kelley was born in Pelham, Massachusetts, to parents of Irish-Quaker descent. She ...
Adella Hunt Logan

Adella Hunt Logan  

(b. 1863; d. 12 December 1915), educator.Born in Sparta, Georgia, Hunt was the daughter of a free mulatto woman and a white planter—the fourth of eight children. During her ...
Amy Kirby Post

Amy Kirby Post  

(b. 20 December 1802; d. 29 January 1889) and (b. 26 February 1798; d. 9 May 1872), abolitionists.Amy and Isaac Post were key organizers of the abolitionist movement in ...
Angelina Grimké

Angelina Grimké  

(b. 20 February 1805; d. 26 October 1879), an abolitionist and women's rights activist.Angelina Emily Grimké was born in Charleston, South Carolina, the youngest daughter of John and Mary ...
Anna Elizabeth Dickinson

Anna Elizabeth Dickinson  

(b. 28 October 1842; d. 22 October 1932), abolitionist and feminist.Born in Philadelphia, Anna Elizabeth Dickinson was the youngest of five children of the devoted Quakers John and Mary ...
Antislavery Movement

Antislavery Movement  

Frederick Douglass was perhaps the perfect embodiment of the American antislavery movement. As a young slave on a large Maryland plantation, he rebelled both physically and psychologically against ...
Antislavery Press

Antislavery Press  

On 1 January 1831, in Boston, Massachusetts, William Lloyd Garrison launched his weekly antislavery newspaper, the Liberator, and a new phase in the history of the antislavery press was under ...
Carrie Chapman Catt

Carrie Chapman Catt  

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(b. 9 Jan. 1859, d. 9 Mar. 1947).US suffragist Born at Ripon, Wisconsin, she was present at the founding of the National American Woman Suffrage Association in 1890. As its president (1900–4 and ...
Charles Lenox Remond

Charles Lenox Remond  

(b. 1 February 1810; d. 22 December 1873), abolitionist, reformer, and orator.Charles Lenox Remond was born free in Salem, Massachusetts, the first son of John and Nancy (Lenox) Remond. ...
Charles Sumner

Charles Sumner  

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(1811–74),Boston lawyer, was elected on the Free-Soil ticket to the U.S. Senate (1851), where he became the spearhead of New England liberal opposition to the South. His vehement oratory ...
citizenship

citizenship  

In political theory citizens, as opposed to subjects, are thought of as the free and equal participants in the democratic government of the body politic. See democracy, republicanism.
civil rights

civil rights  

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In countries that have victimized certain groups in society, this means emancipation, elimination of segregation, equity, and equality of access to the services and institutions of society. See also ...
discrimination

discrimination  

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Treating one or more members of a specified group unfairly as compared with other people. Discrimination may be illegal on the ground of sex, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability, or ...
Edith Searle Grossman

Edith Searle Grossman  

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(1863–1931) married (1890) Joseph Penfold Grossman.Born in Victoria, Australia, she moved with her family to New Zealand in 1878, and was educated at Invercargill Girls' High School and Christchurch ...
Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Elizabeth Cady Stanton  

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(1815–1902),began her long career for woman's rights at the convention dedicated to this subject in her hometown of Seneca Falls, N.Y., in 1848. Soon thereafter she became the lifelong collaborator ...
Ellen E. Ellis

Ellen E. Ellis  

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(1829–95),was a novelist and women's rights activist. Born Ellen Colebrook in Guildford, England, she emigrated in 1859 with her husband and children to Auckland, where she became influenced by ...
Ellen Glasgow

Ellen Glasgow  

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(1873–1945),American novelist, born in Richmond, Virginia. She was a woman of advanced views, a supporter of Women's Suffrage, attracted by Fabianism. Her novels, which show the social and political ...
Emmeline Pankhurst

Emmeline Pankhurst  

(b. 4 July 1858, d. 14 June 1929).British suffragette leader Born in Manchester, she joined the Independent Labour Party in 1893. Frustrated by the organization's failure to promote the issue of ...
equality

equality  

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The state of being equal. In sociology, equality is viewed mainly in a social context and the lack of equality is regarded as being profoundly shaped by social structures.
Fannie Lou Hamer

Fannie Lou Hamer  

(b. 6 October 1917; d. 14 March 1977), civil rights activist.“I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired.” The famous and radical words of Fannie Lou Hamer expressed ...

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