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 Anna Elizabeth Dickinson

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Anna Elizabeth Dickinson

Birth
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 22 Oct 1932 (aged 89)
USA
Burial Goshen, Orange County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 20429027 View Source

Anna Dickinson was born to Quaker abolitionist parents and educated in Philadelphia. During the mid-19th century, she became a well-known celebrity due to her skill as an orator. She spoke against slavery for many years, and then helped the Republican party maintain its power during the Civil War. She was called "America's Joan of Arc" and invited to speak before Congress and President Lincoln. After the war, she traveled across the country earning a living by giving speeches. She worked for women's rights, prison reform and labor reform. She wrote several books and plays, and unsuccessfully tried to build a career as an actress.


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