She grew up in an exceptionally egalitarian Quaker community in Nantucket, Massachusetts. Exposed to the horrors of slavery as a young adult, Mott began to speak out on behalf of emancipation. She became widely acknowledged as a gifted public speaker. Horrified to learn that much of the success of her husband’s wholesale business rested on slave produced cotton products, Mott began to endorse and preach for a boycott of slave made goods. In 1833, she was the only woman to speak at the American Anti-Slavery Society’s meeting in Philadelphia.
Sojourner Truth was a former African-American slave turned activist who was a champion for women’s rights and the abolition of slavery. She was a brave woman who was not afraid to stand up against the powers that be. In the 19th century, it took a great deal of courage and strong conviction to make the impact that she did in her lifetime, and on American history. Sojourner Truth was born Isabella Baumfree (also known as “Belle”) in Swaterkill, New York. Her exact date of birth could is unknown because children born into slavery did not have their birth date recorded.
Sojourner Truth, the black woman that did it all, she escaped from slavery, fought for those who were not free, and fought for woman who deserved to have a say. Her journey began since she was sold and bought into slavery at the age of 9. Sojourner was named Isabella from birth, her pseudonyme doesn't come in until later in the story. Her birth was never really in the books, but many believe she
Female abolitionists Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who was also involved in the temperance movement (Elizabeth), and Lucretia Mott, also a religious reformer (Lucretia), went on to become prominent figures in the women's rights movement. Women began to see that power lay in the ability to unify and voice an opinion. This desire to acquire women’s rights led Mott, Stanton and others to hold the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848. At the convention, the women wrote and signed a Declaration of Rights and Sentiments. Many of the women at the convention first became active in the abolitionist movement.
Angelina grimke & Sarah Grimke were some of the first southern women who spoke for slavery. The sisters were among a few of the most influential abolitionists during the 1800’s. The Grimke Sisters were one of the most high-class families, born and raised in South Carolina, one of the most slave populated states. Sarah Grimke the older sister was born in November 26, 1792. Angelina grimke the younger sister was born in February 20, 1805.
A strong woman is what I envisioned. Strong in the fact of working to keep her family fed, clothed and the mother of children she watched sold into slavery, “I have borne thirteen children, and seen most all sold off to slavery, and when I cried out with my mother 's grief, none but Jesus heard me! And ain 't I a woman?”(Truth, 1851) She stands tall and stout, speaking from her heart. As I hear Cicely Tyson speak the speech, she just doesn’t sound like I imagined. Maybe it’s because I know of Cicely Tyson from Tyler Perry Movies such as “Diary of a Mad Black Woman”, Madea’s Family Reunion and Fried Green Tomatoes.
Let me give a brief life story of mine as well. I am Harriet Beecher, born in Litchfield, Connecticut, in 1811, the sixth child of Lyman Beecher and Roxana Foote. My father is one of the most famous evangelical preachers of the antebellum era who condemned both intemperance and the brutality of slavery. Whereas my father lived an active public life, my mother, Roxana represented “true womanhood” through the “cardinal virtues: piety, purity, domesticity, and submissiveness” (Hedrick,
Anthony was a pioneer reformer for the woman suffrage movement in the United States, whose efforts paved the way for the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution, endowing women the right to vote. As an advocate of African American rights, temperance, the rights of labor, Susan devoted her life to leading the women suffrage movement. The enormous contrast between the status of women in the beginning of her efforts and their status when she died is the symbol of her successful achievements as a pioneer woman. Few men can devote his or her life in focusing on one career as much as Susan did. The fifty-year to pursue the course of women enabled her portrait to be printed on the one dollar coins, making her to be the first women who gained such honor.
She told everyone “The spirit calls me and I must go.” In 1844 she joined the Northampton Association of Education and Industry, founded by abolitionists. In the association there was more than 240 members at the time. Also in 1844 she purchased a house in the village of Florence for three hundred dollars. She spoke at her first National Woman's Rights Convention, in Worcester, Massachusetts. Later, in Akron, Ohio, she gave her famous speech, “Ain’t I a woman.” Her speech demanded equal rights for all women as well as all blacks.
Angelina Grimke’s Speech at Philadelphia Hall Angelina Grimke was one of two daughters of a wealthy, aristocratic slaveholding judge. Her family was from Charleston, South Carolina. Angelina was a very peculiar woman because her political views seemed unusual compared to most Southerners of the time. She was a strong believer and supporter of the abolitionist movement. Angelina’s most famous speech was delivered at the National Anti-Slavery Convention on May 16, 1838.
Harriet Tubman, originally Araminta Harriet Ross was an African American woman born into slavery in 1820. Her early life was harsh and full of brutal and savage slave practices by her masters. Eventually in 1849 she had escaped slavery but left her family behind. Later on she came back for them after becoming a conductor for the underground railroad and led them to the North where they would be free. She led more slaves and was seen as a beacon of hope for their people, earning her the nickname of Moses.
Susan Brownell Anthony was a American social reformer and a woman 's rights activist. Anthony grew up on a politically active family when they worked on the abolitionist movement to end slavery. With Elizabeth Cady Stanton they created the National woman Suffrage Association in 1869. When Anthony died women still wasn’t able to vote 14 years after her death in1920 the 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote. The U.S. Treasury Department put Anthony 's picture one dollar coins in 1979 that made her the first women to be honored.
Daniel Madrigal Mrs. Clark Period 2 26 April 2016 Harriet Tubman Biography Intro: Abolition is the action or an act of abolishing a system, practice, or institution. Being an abolitionist was important because you contributed to the cause of stopping slavery. Harriet Tubman was a very influential abolitionist because she would risk her life to come and rescue slaves and take them to the underground railroad where they would go to the north and become free. Early Life: According to biography.com, she was born in Maryland and her original name was Araminta Harriet Ross. Her exact birth date is unknown but they say she was born in between 1820 through 1825.