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Lucretia Coffin Mott had formed an idea to change the society in terms of how women were treated. She had this idea when she and many other women were excluded from the World Anti-Slavery Convention in 1840. Lucretia Mott made a significant contribution when Jane Hunt, another American Quaker, invited her to a meeting about women’s rights in 1848. She co-wrote the Declaration of Sentiments, a significant text about women’s rights, for the first Women’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls in 1848.
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Key Facts & Information
- Lucretia Coffin Mott was born on January 3, 1793, in Nantucket, Massachusetts.
- Her father was Thomas Coffin, and her mother was Anna Folger.
- Two of her notable relatives:
- Her sister, Martha Coffin Wright, was an American feminist, abolitionist, and a signatory of the Declaration of Sentiments.
- Mayhew Folger, her maternal uncle, was a whaler, a person who hunts whales. He was also captain of the sealing ship Topaz that rediscovered the Pitcairn Islands in 1808.
- Lucretia Coffin Mott was an Abolitionist.
- Looking at the root word, abolish, you would assume that an abolitionist, like Lucretia Mott, wanted to stop something; abolitionists wanted to stop slavery.
- Slavery was a system where people, mostly Africans or African Americans, were considered legal property. Slaves could be bought and sold like any object, like a horse or a saddle.
- The status as a slave was imposed on a person at birth.
- Slavery in the United States was practiced in the 18th and 19th centuries.
- Lucretia Mott was a suffragist.
- Lucretia Mott advocated for the right of women to vote in elections and was part of the movement that began in the late 19th Century where women fought for political equality with men.
- As in Ancient Athens, many countries from the 16th to the late 19th century did not allow women to vote.
- Lucretia Mott was a Quaker in the United States.
- Quakers are also called Friends, a historically Christian group of religious movements.
- Additionally, they are known as the Religious Society of Friends, Society of Friends, or Friends Church.
- Even though their name sounds friendly, women were excluded from the World Anti-Slavery Convention.
EARLY LIFE AND EDUCATION
- Lucretia Coffin was the second child of Anna Folger and Thomas Coffin.
- Her grandfather, Anna’s father, was Peter Folger. He was a poet and an interpreter of the American Indian language for the first settlers of Nantucket, Massachusetts.
- Her grandmother, Anna’s mother, was Mary Morrell Folger, who happened to be Benjamin Franklin’s maternal grandmother; this made Lucretia Mott a cousin to Benjamin Franklin, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.
- When Lucretia Mott was 13, she was sent to the Nine Partners School in Dutchess County, New York.
- The school was run by the Society of Friends or Quakers.
- After graduating, she became a teacher in the Nine Partners School. There she experienced first-hand the inequality between men and women as she discovered that male teachers were paid three times more than female teachers.
- This type of inequality is still called the gender pay gap, the difference between the average salary, where women are generally paid less than men for doing the same job.
- Lucretia Mott’s experience with the gender pay gap fueled her passion for advocating women’s rights.
CAREER AND CONTRIBUTIONS
- Quakers were strongly associated with the Anti-Slavery movement. In addition to being a teacher, Lucretia Mott was an abolitionist.
- She was a part of a movement inspired by Elias Hicks.
- Mott and other Quakers boycotted or refused to use cotton-cloth, cane-sugar, and other products that were made by slaves.
- Lucretia Mott became a Quaker Minister in 1821.
- She travelled and preached not only about the Quaker belief that the Divine is within every individual, but also included anti-slavery sentiments in her talks.
- She encouraged others to boycott products, such as sugarcane and cotton cloth, produced by slaves.
- The American Anti-Slavery Society was formed in 1833 with the help of Mott’s husband.
- Mott joined other Anti-Slavery groups and had been the only woman to deliver Anti-Slavery speeches.
- When Mott attended the World’s Anti-Slavery Convention in 1840, men voted to exclude her and five other women delegates to the talks.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton was one of them.
- Mott and Stanton became friends.
- Mott and Stanton organized the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848, the first Women’s Rights Convention at Seneca Falls, New York.
- This is where Mott signed one of her greatest contributions, The Seneca Falls Declaration of Sentiments.
- The Declaration of Sentiments was a document signed by 68 women and 32 men; Lucretia Mott was at the top of the list.
- Those who attended and signed are said to support the “grand movement for attaining the civil, social, political, and religious rights of women.”
DEATH AND LEGACY
- She is considered one of the greatest American women of the 19th century for advocating and upholding women’s rights.
- She was a mentor to Elizabeth Stanton who continued her work.
- In 1923, a version of the Equal Rights Amendment was named the Lucretia Mott Amendment.
- Lucretia Mott was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame in 1983.
- She died on November 11, 1880 in Cheltenham, Pennsylvania.
Lucretia Mott Worksheets
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Complete List Of Included Worksheets
- Lucretia Mott Facts
- About Lucretia
- Different Facets
- Effective Abolitionist
- Rights or Wrong
- Lucretia’s Relatives
- Fellow Abolitionists
- Declaration of Sentiments
- Uplifting Women
- Lucretia’s Legacy
- Certificate of Honor
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