Lucretia Mott

Two hundred years ago, Lucretia Mott was born into a Quaker family on the island of Nantucket. Drawing strength and determination from her father, and an independent spirit and self-confidence from her mother, she grew up to become one of the greatest leaders in peace, the abolition of slavery, and women’s rights in this country. As a teacher, Quaker minister, a mother of six, a devoted wife, and an articulate and charismatic speaker, Lucretia Mott shared her gifts of love and courage with her own peers, and has continued to inspire future generations to embrace her spirit of peace, liberty, and justice for all.

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