Abolitionism In Lucretia Mott's Discourse On Woman

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“There is nothing of greater importance to the well being of society at large of man as well as woman than the true and proper position of woman.” This is the opening sentence in Lucretia Mott’s “Discourse on Woman”. Lucretia Mott demanded for the rights of women and slaves alike. She spent the majority of her life fighting for what she wanted; giving speeches, attending conventions, and organizing groups. Though her main concern earlier in life was abolitionism, she began to see and push for women 's rights as well. Early in life Lucretia Mott followed in her parents footsteps and became quite an intense abolitionist. However, anti-slavery organizations wouldn’t recognize women as leaders, so Mott organized women’s abolitionist societies. Lucretia help to organize as well as attended the First Anti-Slavery Convention of Women. Mott addressed an audience of women and men together, for which she received criticism even from other people pushing to end slavery. Along with this she was harassed and threatened by mobs. When the war brought about the end of slavery, Mott was pleased. However, shortly after when the 14th amendment was passed, she, among many other women, was angered by the term “male” being used. The …show more content…
Upon arrival, however, they were told they had to sit separately from the men and could not speak. The women were outraged. A conversation was held between Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton while in this segregated women 's section about organizing a meeting concerning women 's rights back home. It wasn 't until a meeting with her sister, Martha Coffin Wright, that their ideas were put into action, to officially organize Seneca Falls. The women decided upon Lucretia’s husband, James, to chair the meeting. It was deemed socially unacceptable for a woman to fill this position at the time. The women advertised the meeting in the newspapers hoping to draw in large

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