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Lucretia Mott

Abolitionist, Women's Rights Activist, Social Reformer
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Net worth 2018: Under Review
Residence: Nantucket, Massachusetts, U.S.
Country: United States
BirthDay: 3 January 1793
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Died On: November 11, 1880

Lucretia Mott was bornon 3 January 1793 in Nantucket, Massachusetts, U.S., American, is Abolitionist, Women's Rights Activist, Social Reformer. Lucretia Coffin Mott was a famous American feminist and social reformer in the nineteenth-century America. Though pictured in history as a gentle Quaker lady, her activities infuriated ministers, journalists, politicians, urban mobs, and even her fellow Quakers. From her home in Philadelphia, she travelled usually accompanied by her husband who supported her activism and made speeches supporting abolition. She often sheltered runaway slaves in her home. She helped organize women's abolitionist societies, since the anti-slavery organizations would not admit women as members. Selected as a delegate to the World's Anti-Slavery Convention in London, she discovered that it was controlled by anti-slavery factions opposed to public speaking and action by women. She became the "moving spirit" of the first women's rights convention at Seneca Falls. Her commitment to women's rights never came in the way or diluted her support for abolition or racial equality. She envisioned women's rights not as a new and separate movement but rather as an extension of the universal principles of liberty and equality. Her long-term collaboration with white and black women in the Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society was remarkable. She was a pacifist too and opposed the war with Mexico.


In 1876, the centennial of the Declaration of Independence, she presided on the Fourth of July at the National Woman Suffrage Association convention in Philadelphia, where she, Stanton, and Anthony demanded women's rights


In 1870 she was elected president of the Pennsylvania Peace Society, an office she held until her death


AnthonyIn 1864, she along with several other Quakers founded Swarthmore College located near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


In 1850, she published her speech, Discourse on Woman, about restrictions on women


In 1848, Mott and Stanton organized the first public women's rights convention at Seneca Falls, New York


In 1840, she attended the World's Anti-Slavery Convention in London as one of six women delegates


In 1838, the mob targeted her home and Black institutions and neighborhoods in Philadelphia


Mott attended all three national Anti-Slavery Conventions of American Women between 1837 and 1839


In 1833, her husband helped found the American Anti-Slavery Society and later with the help of other women, she founded the Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society


In 1821, she became a Quaker minister and traveled extensively as a minister, and gave sermons which emphasized the presence of the Divine within every individual


In 1815, her father died, leaving her mother with heavy debts


In 1811, Lucretia Coffin married James Mott at Pine Street Meeting in Philadelphia


The family moved in 1809 to Philadelphia, where Thomas Coffin entered into business, investing all his capital in a factory for the manufacture of cut nails, a new product of the Industrial Revolution


After the capture of his ship by a Spanish man-of-war, her father retired from the sea in 1803 and the next year moved the family to Boston, where he became a merchant


Lucretia Coffin was born on January 3, 1793 in Nantucket, Massachusetts, as the second child of eight children to Anna and Thomas Coffin

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