One of the best known early women’s rights activists, Quaker Lucretia Mott was born in 1793, her activism sparked on discovering that her male teaching colleagues were paid three times as much as the women. A founder of Swarthmore College, she mentored Elizabeth Cady Stanton. The dainty and pretty name Lucretia is an old Roman appellation that had a long run on the US charts and is ripe for a return.
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