Lucretia Mott Symposium, Swarthmore College
Friday, November 4, 2011, 2:00 – 5:30
Scheuer Room, Kohlberg Hall, Swarthmore College
Free and Open to the Public (maps and directions)
Lucretia Mott (1793-1880), Quaker minister, abolitionist and feminist, a founder of the American Anti-Slavery Society, the Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society and the “guiding spirit” behind the First Woman’s Rights Convention at Seneca Falls in 1848, spent sixty years of her long life working for reform. This symposium marks the publication of historian Carol Faulkner’s new book, Lucretia Mott’s Heresy: Abolition and Woman’s Rights in Nineteenth Century America. The symposium also commemorates the contributions of Margaret Hope Bacon (1921-2011), author of Lucretia Mott: Valiant Friend and numerous books on Quakers and reform.
2:00 – 3:30 Lucretia Mott, Margaret Hope Bacon and the Rediscovery of the Early Woman’s Rights Movement and Radical Reform.
Presenters: Beverly Wilson Palmer, Nancy Hewitt, Judith Wellman and Christopher Densmore.
4:00 – 5:30 Lucretia Mott: Truth for Authority, Not Authority for Truth
Presenters: Carol Faulkner, Ellen M. Ross and Bruce Dorsey.
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