Antoinette Brown Blackwell


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Antoinette Louisa Brown, later Antoinette Brown Blackwell (May 20, 1825 – November 5, 1921), was the first woman to be ordained as a minister in the United States. She was a well-versed public speaker on the paramount issues of her time, and distinguished herself from her contemporaries with her use of religious faith in her efforts to expand women's rights. more »

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  • ''We fully believed, so soon as we saw that woman's suffrage was right, every one would soon see the same thing, and that in a year or two, at farthest, it would be granted.''
    Antoinette Brown Blackwell (1825-1921), U.S. suffragist. As quoted in "Common Sense" Applied to Woman Suffrage, ch. 1, by Mary Putnam Jacobi (1894). ...
  • ''Slavery is malignantly aristocratic.''
    Antoinette Brown Blackwell (1825-1921), U.S. minister, suffragist, abolitionist, and temperance advocate. As quoted in History of Woman Suffrage, vol....
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