ERIC Number: ED340637
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
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Lucretia Mott: Friend of Justice. With a Message from Rosalynn Carter. Picture-book Biography Series.
Sawyer, Kem Knapp
An illustrated biography for children features Lucretia Mott, one of the pioneers of the movement for womens' rights. Born in 1793, Lucretia Mott was raised a Quaker; her strong spiritual beliefs underlay her outspoken advocacy of equal rights for women and blacks, and against war. Lucretia became a leader among those who wished to abolish slavery; she was regarded as an uncommonly powerful orator. Lucretia Mott spoke and wrote on behalf of equal rights for women too, for much of her life; she was an organizer and leading speaker at the first Women's Rights Convention held in Seneca Falls, New York in 1848. A statue of Lucretia Mott, along with those of Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, is housed today in the U.S. Capitol. A message from First Lady Rosalynn Carter precedes the biography. (DB)
Descriptors: Biographies, Childrens Literature, Civil Rights, Elementary Education, Females, Feminism, Justice, Sex Discrimination, Sex Fairness, Slavery, Social Studies, United States History, Womens Studies
Discovery Enterprises, Ltd., 134 Middle Street, Lowell, MA 01852 ($17.95 hardcopy; $7.95 paperback).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Historical Materials
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