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date: 19 August 2019

Post, Amy Kirbylocked

(1802–29 January 1889)
  • Nancy A. Hewitt

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Post, Amy Kirby (1802–29 January 1889), abolitionist and women's rights advocate, abolitionist and women’s rights advocate, was born in Jericho, New York, the daughter of Joseph Kirby and Mary (maiden name unknown), Quaker farmers. The seeds of her activism were planted when she attended religious meetings and Quaker schools that emphasized humanitarian reform, racial and gender justice, and dependence on one’s “inner light” for divine guidance....

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