The young couple married two years later and had six children, with five living to adulthood. Despite being barely five feet tall and pounds, Mott was an indomitable figure.
See Article History Alternative Title: Solely because of her sex, she was paid only half the salary male teachers were receiving. In she married James Mott, a fellow teacher from the school, and the couple moved to Philadelphia.
About Lucretia Mott began to speak at religious meetings, and three years later she was accepted as a minister of the Friends. She joined the Hicksite Liberal branch of the Society of Friends when a rift occurred in the s, and in that decade she began to travel about the country lecturing on religion and questions of social reform, including temperancethe abolition of slaveryand peace.
She met opposition within the Society of Friends when she spoke of abolition, and attempts were made to strip Mott of her ministry and membership. In she helped organize the Anti-Slavery Convention of American Women, and in May her home was almost attacked by a mob after the burning of Pennsylvania Hall, Philadelphia, where the convention had been meeting.
At the organizing meeting of the American Equal Rights Association inshe was chosen president.
Wise, and others in the organization of the Free Religious Association. A fluent, moving speaker, Mott retained her poise before the most hostile audiences.
After the Civil War she worked to secure the franchise and educational opportunities for freedmen; since passage of the Fugitive Slave Law inshe and her husband had also opened their home to runaway slaves escaping via the Underground Railroad.Animal advocacy; Business. Female entrepreneur; Gender representation on corporate boards of directors; Economic development; Explorers and travelers; Education.
Text from NWHM Cyber Exhibit "Rights for Women" by Kristina Gupta. Faulkner, Carol, Lucretia Mott’s Heresy: Abolition and Women’s Rights in Nineteenth Century America (University of Pennsylvania Press, ). The first gathering devoted to women’s rights in the United States was held July 19–20, , in Seneca Falls, New York.
The principal organizers of the Seneca Falls Convention were Elizabeth Cady Stanton, a mother of four from upstate New York, and the Quaker abolitionist Lucretia Mott.
1 About people attended the convention; two-thirds were women. The object of the meeting was then stated by ELIZABETH C. STANTON; after which, remarks were made by LUCRETIA MOTT, urging the women present to throw aside the trammels of education, and not allow their new position to prevent them from joining in the debates of the meeting.
After depriving her of all rights as a married woman, if . Female involvement in the juvenile justice system continues to rise at the same time that male juvenile involvement declines. One in four juvenile arrests in was of a female, with violent crime arrests increasing 25 percent between and Seneca Falls Convention summary: The Seneca Falls Convention was the first women’s rights convention in the United States.
It was organized by a handful of women who were active in the abolition and temperance movements and held July 19–20, , in Seneca Falls, New York.