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Lucretia (Coffin) Mott, between 1860 and 1880.
Lucretia Mott sits for a portrait

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Lucretia Coffin Mott Was Born
January 3, 1793

In Mott's time, women couldn't vote, own property, or go to college. Mott noticed this inequality even as a girl in boarding school, where boys and girls had to pay the same to attend the school. However, once they became teachers, women were paid half as much as men. She doubled her efforts after 1840 when she traveled all the way to London for the World Anti-Slavery Conference only to be told she could not participate because she was a woman.
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