Anna Murray-Douglass (1813–1882) was an American abolitionist, member of the underground railroad, and the first wife of American social reformer and statesman Frederick Douglass, from 1838 to her death.
Lucretia Coffin Mott (1793 - 1880)."..was an American Quaker, abolitionist, social reformer, and proponent of women's rights. She is said to be one of the first American feminists in the early 19th century...an early advocate for women's political power and influence in America, where women could not vote until 1920."
Julia Ward Howe -wrote the words to "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" .She was inspired by her abolitionist work . The song was popular in the union during the civil war. After being widowed she worked tirelessly for womens sufferage . She became a pacifist because of her horror at the Civil War carnage.
Levi Coffin (1798 – 1877) was an American Quaker, abolitionist, and businessman. Coffin was deeply involved in the Underground Railroad in Indiana and Ohio and his home is often called "Grand Central Station of the Underground Railroad". He was nicknamed "President of the Underground Railroad" because of the thousands of slaves that are reported to have passed through his care while escaping their masters. Born in the Southern United States, Coffin was exposed to and developed an opposition…
Charles T. Webber painted "The Underground Railroad", a tribute to the pre-war abolitionists. It depicts fugitive slaves arriving at the farm of Levi & Catherine Coffin, who helped more than 3,000 slaves on their journey to freedom. Levi is standing on the wagon, Catherine, and the noted abolitionist, Hannah Haydock are also shown.
Levi Coffin was an American Quaker, abolitionist, and businessman. Coffin was deeply involved in the Underground Railroad in Indiana and Ohio and his home is often called "Grand Central Station of the Underground Railroad".
Levi Coffin State Historic Site Learn more about home where Levi and Catharine Coffin helped more than 2,000 slaves escape to freedom. (Building - #66000009 on the National Register of Historic Places.
Rita Levi-Montalcini (1909-2012). Italian neurologist 103 years active and working. Nobel Prize (Physiology/Medicine) for her discovery of nerve growth factor. Inspiring for all women. ~ 'I tell young people: Do not think of yourself, think of others. Think of the future that awaits you, think about what you can do and do not fear anything. Do not fear the difficulties: I've had many in the past and I crossed without fear, with total indifference for myself'