Lucretia Coffin Mott, by Joseph Kyle, 1842.
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Oil on canvas of an woman seated, wearing a bonnet and a white shawl over a dark dress.

Credit: National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Mrs. Alan Valentine

One of the most influential women of her generation, Philadelphia Quaker Lucretia Mott from the 1830s through the 1860s played a leading role in the American abolition movement and women’s rights movement.  An organizer of the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention that gave birth to the American women’s rights movement, Mott co-authored its Declarations of Sentiments, modeled after the American Declaration of Independence.

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