Perfecting Mankind

By: Lakin Knight

Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet

(December 10, 1787 - September 10, 1851)
He was a American pioneer in the education of the deaf. He co-founded the first institution for the education of the deaf in North America, and he became Its first principle.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

(November 12, 1815 - October 26, 1902)
She was an American Social activist, Abolitionist, and leading figure of the early women's right movement.

Robert Owen

(14 may, 1771 - 17 November 1858)
HE was a welsh social reformer and one of the founders of utopian socialism and the cooperative movement

Elihu Burritt

(Decenber 8, 1810 - March 6, 1879)
He was an American Diplomat, Philanthropist and social activist

William Lloyd Garrison

(December 10, 1805 - May 24, 1879)
He was a prominent American abolitionist journalist, and social reformer. He is best known as the editor of the abolitionist newspaper The Liberator was one of the founders of the American anti-salvery society.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

(May 25, 1803 - April 27, 1882)
He was an American essayist, lecturer, and poet, who led the Transcendentalist movement of the mid- 19th century

Horace Mann

(May 4, 1796 - August 2, 1859)
He was an American education reformist. He served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1827 to 1833.

Dorothea dix

(April 4, 1802 - July 17, 1887)
She was an American activist on behalf of the indigent insane who, through a vigorous program of lobbying state legislator and the united states congress, She created the first generation of American mental asylums.

Purifying the Nation

Ralph Waldo Emerson - New England Reformers