Lucretia Mott (Lucy)
By Taylor Armstrong
Date of Birth & the Death
Highlights of childhood & Education
A child of Quaker parents, Mott grew up to become a leading social reformer. At the age of 13, she attended a Quaker boarding school in New York. She stayed on and worked there as a teaching assistant. She became a member of the society’s ministry and adopted its anti-slavery views.
Entry into adulthood
Motivations to become a reformer
When denied a seat in 1840 at the World Anti-Slavery Convention in London on account of her sex, Mott preached her doctrine of female equality outside the conference hall.