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Anna Elizabeth Dickinson

Remembered on her behalf impassioned pro-women’s suffrage and anti-slavery speeches, this past due 19th and early 20th-century activist aided the successful 1863 campaigns of Republican candidates in a number of Union-affiliated says. When she was simply fourteen years of age, she penned an abolitionist-themed article for William Lloyd Garrison’s newspapers The Liberator. She released an 1868 book that handled the theme of interracial relationship and also performed the male name part in the 1882 Broadway creation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. She and her old siblings were created in Philadelphia, Pa, to Quaker parents. Her dad, also a separate abolitionist, passed away when she was still an infant. In his autobiography, prominent American writer Tag Twain mentions his admiration for Dickinson’s skill as an orator.

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