Frances Dana Gage


Writer, Abolitionist and Women's Rights Activist

Frances Dana Gage was a leading reformer, feminist and abolitionist. She worked closely with other leaders of the early women's rights movement. She was among the first to champion voting rights for all citizens, without regard to race or gender.

Childhood and Early Years
On October 12, 1808, Frances Dana Barker was born [Read More ...]

Lydia Maria Child


Women's Rights Activist and Author

Lydia Maria Child was a women's rights activist, abolitionist, Indian rights activist, author and journalist. Her journals, fiction and domestic manuals reached wide audiences from the 1820s through the 1850s. Her writings were inspired by a strong sense of justice and love of freedom.

Born in Medford, Massachusetts, in 1802, Lydia Maria Francis was the [Read More ...]

Clarina Nichols


Women's Rights Activist and Journalist

Clarina Nichols (1810–1885) was a journalist and newspaper editor who was involved in all three of the major reform movements of the mid-19th century: temperance, abolition and women's rights. Because of her own experiences, Nichols was one of the first to grasp the importance of economic rights for women, of the need for wives to [Read More ...]

Ellen Craft


Abolitionist and Fugitive Slave from Georgia

Ellen Craft was a slave from Macon, Georgia who escaped to the North in 1848. Craft, the light-skinned daughter of a mulatto slave and her white master, disguised herself as a white male planter. Her husband William Craft accompanied her, posing as her personal servant. She traveled openly by train and steamboat, arriving in [Read More ...]

Anna Dickinson


Abolitionist and Lecturer during the Civil War

Anna Elizabeth Dickinson was an abolitionist, writer, lecturer and advocate for women's rights. A gifted speaker at a very young age, she significantly influenced the distribution of political power in the Union just prior to the Civil War. She helped the Republican Party gain key positions in the hard-fought election campaigns of 1863, [Read More ...]

Sarah Parker Remond


Lecturer for the American Anti-Slavery Society

Sarah Parker Remond was an African American abolitionist, doctor and lecturer for the American Anti-Slavery Society. She delivered speeches throughout the United States on the horrors of slavery. Because of her eloquence, she was chosen to travel to England to gather support for the abolitionist cause in the United States.

Sarah Parker Remond was [Read More ...]