10 Interesting Facts about Lucretia Mott


Facts about Lucretia Mott will inform you about a women’s rights activist, abolitionist, and a social reformer. Her full name was Lucretia Coffin Mott. She was born on January 3, 1793, in Nantucket, Massachusetts. Lucretia became one of the leaders of the World Anti-Slavery Movement. She also attended the first meeting about women’s rights and Jane Hunt asked Mott to lead the meeting. There are still many information about Lucretia Mott that will be explained below.

Facts about Lucretia Mott 1: Women’s rights activists

There were many things which was encouraged by women’s right activists, indluding women’s property rights, equality in marriage, and women’s earnings. It was because divorcing was really difficult to be got at that time. Besides, women were hard to get custody of the children.

Facts about Lucretia Mott 2: Family

Thomas and Anna Folger Coffin are Mott’s parents. She was the second child of eight children. Her father worked as seamen and her mother was a storekeeper. However, Thomas retired from the sea in 1803 and became a merchant in Boston.

Thomas and Anna Folger Coffin
Thomas and Anna Folger Coffin

Facts about Lucretia Mott 3: Anti-Slavery Efforts

There are many efforts which was done by Mott to oppose the anty-slavery society. She refused to use slavery-produced goods such as cane sugar, and other slavery-produced goods, cotton cloth, and more.

Facts about Lucretia Mott 4: Marriage

Lucretia Mott married with James Mott on April 10, 1811 at Pine Street Meeting in Philadelphia. They had six children. Unfortunately, their second child (Thomas Mott) died when he was two years old. Whereas the other children followed their parents’ path to be active in the anti-slavery.
Lucretia met James while at the school. After marriage, the decided to live in Philadelphia.

Lucretia and James Mott
Lucretia and James Mott

Facts about Lucretia Mott 5: A Quaker minister

Mott became a Quaker minister in 1821. She traveled all over the world such as New York, Boston, Virginia, and more. Besides, her husband supported her very much.

Facts about Lucretia Mott 6: Education

Mott studied at Nine Partners Quaker boarding school in Dutchess County, New York State when she was thirteen years old. She learned about the horrors of slavery at there. Elias Hicks was one of the lecturers which was visited by her. Then, she became an assistant teacher at Nine Partners after graduating.

Facts about Lucretia Mott 7: Unfair salary

While Mott worked as assistant teacher, she was very shocked to know that there was differences between male and female salary. It was because the male teachers were paid three times as much as the female. That’s why Mott decided to be an women’s right activists.

Facts about Lucretia Mott 8: Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Elizabeth Cady Stanton joined with Lucretia Mott on women’s rights. They held a meeting about women’s right and developed the Declaration of Sentiments.

Facts about Lucretia Mott 9: May Hallowell Loud

May Hallowell Loud was Mott’s great-grand daughter. She was born on August 22, 1860 and died on February 1, 1916. She became an American artist. However, she was also the Italian interpreter for American feminist Betty Friedan.

Facts about Lucretia Mott 10: Death

Mott died on November 11, 1880 in Cheltenham, Pennsylvania due to pneumonia. She was buried in the Quaker Fairhill Burial Ground, North Philadelphia. Then, Pablo Picasso made her sculpute which was located at the Carrier Dome, Syracuse.

Lucretia Grave
Lucretia Grave

 

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