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Among the notable members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) who worshiped here was Lucretia Mott (1793-1880) abolitionist and suffragist. Her Quaker beliefs shaped her commitment to equality for Afriican Americans and for women. She was active in the Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavey Society and in 1848 helped organize the first women’s rights convention, held in Seneca Falls, New York. After the Civil War, Mott served as the first president of the American Equal Rights Association and supported universal suffrage for all women.

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