February 5, 2017 - Lucretia Mott (1793-1880) #VRABlackHistory

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Today we honor Lucretia Mott, who played a vital role in organizing the 1848 Women’s Right’s Convention at Seneca Falls, which launched thewoman’s suffrage movement.  She advocated her entire 40 years of life for African American women and all people to have equal rights in politics and many other areas of everyday life.