|Not numbered.||Philadelphia County||Visited: December 21, 2017||Plaque? YES! 🙂|
|What is it?||A blue and yellow plaque by the US Mint building in Philadelphia!|
|What makes it historical?||THE PLAQUE SAYS: Organized in 1833 by Quaker abolitionist Lucretia Mott, this society, headquartered here, originally consisted of sixty women who sought to end slavery. After the Civil War, the society supported the cause of the freed slaves.
OTHER TIDBITS: This organization is deeply intertwined with the women’s rights movement! While attending a meeting of the American Anti-Slavery Society, where she was not allowed to be a delegate, Mrs. Mott got up to speak in front of a room full of men. She was able to get them to sign the Declaration of Sentiments for women and also got formal encouragement to set up a female-led anti-slavery movement as well!
On December 9, 1833, the Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society opened its doors! Some of their strategies included petitioning, lobbying, establishing schools for African-Americans, and boycotting goods that were manufactured by slaves! Though their meeting place was burned to the ground by pro-slavery protestors in May of 1838, the society was undaunted and continued their work until 1870 when the Fifteenth Amendment outlawed voting discrimination by race!
|How can I Help the Helpers?||HERE’S HOW:
|How do I find it?||Listed Directions:
NE corner of 5th & Arch Sts.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
From Harrisburg: ~108mi (174km) — 1.8hrs
|When should I go?||Whenever the mood strikes you!|