Category: Suffrage on Common MA1

Sojourner Truth

Sojourner Truth (1797 – 1883)  was born into slavery in New York, lived in Northampton, Massachusetts, and lectured extensively in Massachusetts on women’s rights and women’s suffrage. She was famous for her “Ain’t I a Woman”...

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Lucy Stone

Lucy Stone (1818-1893) was born in West Brookfield, MA. She was a prominent orator, abolitionist, and suffragist, and a vocal advocate and organizer promoting rights for women. She was the founder and editor of the Woman’s...

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Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) escaped slavery in Maryland. His lifelong commitment to women’s rights reflected a belief that rights should be universal, not limited by race or gender. He believed that disenfranchised groups...

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Eliza La Croix

Eliza La Croix was the founder of the Needham Suffrage Club, formed in 1873 at the La Croix home on May Street. In 1987 the name was changed to the Needham Suffrage League, and Mrs. La Croix was elected as the first president of...

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