Meet Lucretia Coffin Mott Quaker Minister, Abolitionist, and Suffragist


Sat, Mar 7, 2020    
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


SCLSNJ's Manville branch
100 South 10th Avenue, Manville, New Jersey

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In an age when women were not expected to think about issues of the day, Lucretia contemplated them, and spoke out about them. This program is funded by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.

2020 marks the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in America.

A follower of Elias Hicks, Lucretia served as a Public Friend who emphasized the divinity within every individual.

Mott supported the Anti-Slavery movement and advocated the use of Free Produce. She was elected as an American Representative to the 1840 General (or World’s) Anti-Slavery Convention. When women were excluded from participating, and were required to sit in a segregated area, Mott began to realize that she must also muster her efforts towards women’s equality. Mott joined Elizabeth Cady Stanton calling together the first women’s rights convention in Seneca Falls, NY.

The words and lessons of Lucretia Mott continue to open minds and hearts to a simple truth: if we embrace the inner light within ourselves, we fan the flame in others, and in time mankind will come to the full understanding that all people are created divine and equal.

Lucretia Mott is presented by Kim Hanley, from American Historical Theater.

Kim’s academic training includes a BFA in Restoration and History of Applied Arts from the Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York. She is an actor, singer, costumer and dancer who trained and performed from an early age with the School of American Ballet and the Eglevsky Ballet in New York, as well as with the visiting Bolshoi Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet. Ms. Hanley is also an accomplished costumer whose specialty is historical fashion. She has costumed for many of the nation’s top historical interpreters and historical sites such as George Washington’s Mount Vernon. On a lighter note, she includes among her “bigger” clients The Philly Phanatic.