Anna Dickinson (1842-1932)

Anna Elizabeth Dickinson became famous as a young abolitionist. From a Quaker family, she began lecturing on the rights of African-Americans while in her teens. Her triumph was when the Republican Party asked her to stump for its NY candidates in 1863. In 1864 Dickinson became the first woman ever to speak before Congress and also lectured on the rights of women. Dickinson earned a staggering thousand dollars a lecture. Later she became a novelist, a playwright and an actress, but the public was less kind to a middle-aged feminist than a precocious teenager.

1875 circa 5 years
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William S. Warren (Boston)
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