Perfecting Mankind

Karla M Renteria

Thomas H Gallaudet

Thomas Gallaudet was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and died in Hartford, Connecticut. He was an education pioneer. He also established the American school of the Deaf in 1817.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Elizabeth Cady Stanton was born in Johnstown, New York, and died in New York, US. Elizabeth Cady Stanton was an early leader of the woman's rights movement, writing the Declaration of Sentiments as a call to arms for female equality.

Robert Dale Owen

Robert Dale Owen was born Glasgow, Scotland, and died in Lake George, New York. Robert Dale Owen, son of the Welsh social reformer Robert Owen, is best known for being integral to the founding of the Smithsonian Institution. He was a strong opponent to slavery, urging President Lincoln to end slavery.,

Elihu Burritt

Elihu Burritt was born in New Britan, Connecticut in 1810. He is the youngest son among ten children. For several years he lectured throughout New England about the joy learning. In 1870, he retired to his birthplace where he passes the remaining years of his life.

William Lloyed Garrison

William Garrison was born in Newburyport, Massachusetts, and died in New York City, New York. He was an American journalistic crusader who helped lead the successful abolitionist campaign against slavery in the United States. When the Civil War came to a close in 1865, he last saw his dream to fruition.

Neal Dow

Neal was born in Portland. He was an American politician and temperance advocate whose Maine Law of 1851 presaged national prohibition in the United States.

Horace Mann

Horace was born in Franklin, Massachusetts, and died Yellow Springs, Ohio. He was an American politician and educated reformer, and he is best known for promoting universal public education and teacher training in "normal schools".

Dorothea DIx

Dorothea was born in Hampden, Massachusetts, and died in Trenton, New Jersey. She was an educator and social reformer whose devotion to the welfare of the mentally ill led to widespread international reforms.

Ralph Waldo Ermerson

Ralph was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and died in Concord, Massachusetts. He was an American Transcendentalist poet, philosopher and essayist during the 19th century.

Dr. Sylvester Graham

Dr. Sylvester best known for his invention of Graham crackers, was from a line of ergymen-pysicians and was born in West Suffield in 1794, the 17th child of the 72-year old Reverend John Graham, Jr.