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Foster, Abby Kelley, 1811-1887


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    • Kelley, Abby, 1811-1887
    • Kelly, Abby, 1811-1887
    • Foster, Abigail Kelley, 1811-1887
    • Kelley, Abigail, 1811-1887
    • Foster, S. S. Mrs., 1811-1887
    • Foster, Stephen Symonds, Mrs., 1811-1887
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    • found: The Liberty Bell, 1858:p. 21 (Abby Kelley Foster)
    • found: Sterling, D. Abby Kelley, 1991:CIP t.p. (Abby Kelley) galley (abolitionist moneyraiser and organizer)
    • found: Burkett, N. Abby Kelley Foster and Stephen S. Foster, 1976:p. 10 (Abigail Kelley born in Pelham, Mass. on 1/15/1811)
    • found: Notable Amer. women(Foster, Abigail Kelley; abolitionist and woman's rights lecturer; married Stephen Symonds Foster 12/21/1845; b. 1/15/1810; d. 1/14/1887)
    • found: MWA/NAIP files(hdg.: Foster, Abby Kelley, 1811-1887; usage: Abby Kelley Foster; Abby Kelly Foster; Abby Kelly; Abby Kelley; variant: Mrs. S.S. Foster; Mrs. Stephen Symonds Foster: note: birth date of 1810 given in many printed secondary sources but on the verso of her wedding certificate, now with her papers at the Worcester Historical Museum, she wrote in her own hand that she was born 1/15/1811 in Pelham, Mass.; according to her obituary, died in Worcester, 1/14/1887, a day before her 76th birthday)
    • found: Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass, accessed January 22, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database:(Foster, Abby Kelley; social reformer, abolitionist, women's rights advocate, lecturer; born 15 January 1811 in Pelham, Massachusetts, United States; graduated from a Friends' school in Rhode Island (1829); secretary and director of the Lynn Female Society, an antislavery organization for women; was encouraged by Garrison and Theodore Dwight Weld to join the antislavery cause as lecturer (1839); was possibly the first woman after the Grimk√© sisters to speak before mixed audiences; at forefront of the controversial American Anti-Slavery Society (AASS), nominated for a position on the business committee (1840); helped found the National Anti-Slavery Standard and the Anti-Slavery Bugle in Salem, Ohio; general agent at the AASS (1857); defended the right of African American members to vote at the annual meeting of the Equal Rights Association (1867); worked on passing the Fifteenth Amendment; died 14 January 1887 in Worcester, Massachusets, United States)
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