- Charlene G. Garfinkle
Whitney, Anne (02 September 1821–23 January 1915), sculptor and poet, was born in Watertown, Massachusetts, to Nathaniel Ruggles Whitney, Jr., a justice of the peace, and Sally Stone. Whitney’s parents belonged to a liberal sect of the Unitarian church. Its doctrine professed the belief that men and women were created equal. Whitney was educated as a liberal thinker, believing in the equality of the sexes and the races and deploring oppression and injustice of any kind....