1816: Mary Myers Thomas born (physician, reformer: suffrage; U.S. Sanitary Commission service)
1818: Abigail Adams died (First Lady, letter writer, manager)
1842: Anna Elizabeth Dickinson born (suffragist, lecturer)
1939: Jane Quigley Alexander born (actor; chair, National Endowment for the Arts)
Quote for Today
We are told to maintain constitutions because they are constitutions, and what is laid down in those constitutions?... Certain great fundamental ideas of right are common to the world, and ... all laws of man’s making which trample on these ideas, are null and void—wrong to obey, right to disobey. The Constitution of the United States recognizes human slavery; and makes the souls of men articles of purchase and of sale.
— Anna Dickinson, 1882
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