Lucretia Mott Civil Rights

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The American Civil Rights movement was started to give all Americans, regardless of their race or gender, a chance to vote and live equally. Many men and woman, black and white, fought for this civil rights reform, putting their lives at risk. Lucretia Mott was a brave white women who gave her all to the women’s and colored cause for civil rights. Lucretia Mott had strong opinions on civil rights. Mott was a strong women’s rights activist and abolitionist. She believed that black and white men and women were all equal. Mott has said, “The world has never let seen a truly great and virtuous nation because in the degradation of women the very foundations of life are poisoned at the source.”(BrainyQuote). In this quote she is showing how she believes how much better the world can be with women involved. Mott had extreme views on slavery and because of this she was persecuted. This includes burning the Pennsylvania Hall in which she was working. However, even with this barrier, she was so convicted to continue that she kept working. She wanted to leave the world a better place than she found it. Mott lived her life by her saying “‘Let our lives be in accordance with our convictions of right, each striving to carry out our principles.’¨(BrainyQuote). Mott followed through with what she believed was right no matter what the cost (Biography). The activist, Lucretia Mott, promoted civil rights in many ways. She was given the gift of oratory. When she realized her

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