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Lucretia Mott

Happy Birthday to Lucretia Coffin Mott, the preeminent social reformer, abolitionist, women’s rights activist, Quaker preacher, born this day–January 3rd–on Nantucket Islandc in 1793.  The photo is from an out-of-print book I found in a used bookstore.  Beside it is a profile written by Lucretia Mott’s great-granddaughter Anna Lord Strauss that reads in part: “She was fearless in her approach, and her calmness and skill combined with her quiet humor, earnestness and dignity won over many adherents. . . .Her clear logic, her keen analytical mind, her eloquence, and her healthy balance of good qualities were dedicated to the rights of humanity.”

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