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Prudence Crandall (1803-1890)

She inspires us because: She opened one of the first schools for African American girls in Connecticut, and fought through much controversy and ridicule. 

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Sojourner Truth (1797-1883)

She inspires us because: Born into slavery and set free in 1827, she became one of the most prominent female African American abolitionists. 

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Lucretia mott         (1793-1880)

She inspires us because: She founded the Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society. All five of her surviving children became active in the Anti-Slavery movement, following in their mother's path.

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Sarah remond         (1826-1894)

She inspires us because: She gave her first speech against slavery at the age of 16. She went on to become a physician in Italy, and practiced medicine in Florence for nearly 20 years.

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Milla granson          (19c)

She inspires us because: She organized a clandestine school to teach other slaves how to read. This led to a bill being passed allowing slaves to educate one another, leading to the freedom of many.

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