Today – January 3


Today’s Notable U. S. Birthday

Lucretia Mott – Leading 19th Century American abolitionist and women’s rights activist.  #OTD

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Lucretia Mott at National Portrait Gallery. Public domain. U.S. government property (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Lucretia Coffin Mott (January 3, 1793 – November, 1880) was an American Quakerabolitionist, a women’s rights activist, and a social reformer.

In 1848 Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton organized a women’s rights convention at Seneca Falls, New York. Stanton noted the Seneca Falls Convention was the first public women’s rights meeting in the United States. Stanton’s resolution that it was “the duty of the women of this country to secure to themselves the sacred right to the elective franchise” was passed despite Mott’s opposition. Mott viewed politics as corrupted by slavery and moral compromises, but she soon concluded that women’s “right to the elective franchise however, is the same, and should be yielded to her, whether she exercises that right or not.

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Civil War Cycle – Era of Good Feeling – First Turning, High (1788-1821)
Transcendental Generation – Prophet (Idealist) (1792-1821)

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