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.
First Person Interpreter
Kim Hanley is an actor, singer, costumer and dancer. She trained and danced from an early age with the School of American Ballet and the Eglevsky Ballet in New York, as well as with the visiting Bolshoi Ballet and Stuttgart Ballet. She credits her dance background and in-depth high school acting courses, including daily vocal labs and onstage work, for her ability to rise to any occasion when performing. She holds her AA degree from SUNY at Fashion Institute of Technology in Buying and Merchandising, as well as a BFA degree in the Restoration and History of Decorative Arts.