Public Scholars Project

Lucretia Coffin Mott: Quaker Minister, Abolitionist, and Suffragist

March 7, 2020 at 12:00 PM | Manville, NJ | Somerset County Library, Manville Branch
In an age when most women were not expected to think about issues of the day, Lucretia Mott not only contemplated them, but also spoke out on them. Mott supported the Anti-Slavery movement and advocated the use of Free Produce. She was elected as an American Representative to the 1840 General (or World’s) Anti-Slavery Convention. When women were excluded from participating, were required to sit in a segregated area, Mott began to realize that she must also muster her efforts towards women’s equality. Mott joined Elizabeth Cady Stanton calling together the first women’s rights convention in Seneca Falls, NY. In this program Mrs. Mott will examine the list of grievances in the Declaration of Sentiments; a list which clearly detailed the lack of rights "enjoyed" by women in the United States, and how much they would have to overcome before ever attaining the Elective Franchise - The Vote.

Kim Hanley
First Person Interpreter
Somerset County Library, Manville Branch
100 S 10th Ave
Manville, NJ