Dr. Ross Porter: Lucretia Mott
Lucretia Mott (née Coffin; January 3, 1793 – November 11, 1880) was a Quaker, abolitionist, women's rights activist, and social reformer.
When she stopped from attending the World Anti-Slavery Convention in 1840, she decided to fight for women's rights along with freeing slaves. In 1848, she attended the Seneca Falls Convention where she helped write the Declaration of Sentiments which was based on the Declaration of Independence. The Declaration of Sentiments said: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal"
When slavery was outlawed in 1865, she advocated giving former slaves, whether male or female, the right to vote. She remained a central figure in the abolition and suffrage movement until her death in 1880.
This year, Americans will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the passage Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. You will be learning much more about Lucretia Mott and women who fought for the right to vote in the upcoming year.
Check out uscitizenpod's resources about Lucretia Mott and Women's right to vote:
- American Women who Fought for the Right to Vote
- Women and USCIS 100 Questions
- For more quizzes, go to Citizenship Resources for Women's History Month
More videos about Lucretia Mott and Women's right to vote:
- CrashCourse: Women in the 19th Century: Crash Course US History #16 (very fast)
- History: What Happened at the Seneca Falls Convention?
- Philadelphia: The Great Experiment: Lucretia Mott - Philadelphia's Revolutionary