Thomas Garrett (1789 – 1871) a Quaker, is reputed to have helped over 2,700 slaves to escape and was known as the “station master” of the final Underground Railroad station which was in Wilmington Delaware.  He worked on the Underground Railroad for about 40 years and although he was fined more than $5,400 for helping runaway slaves it did not deter him.

Thomas Garrett: After being convicted of trespass and debt for aiding and abetting in the escape of runaway-slaves, Garrett was fined several thousand dollars resulting in his financial ruin. Nonetheless, he continued to work for the abolitionist cause.

Joseph John Gurney 1788-1847 Reformer and Quaker Minister (Are you A RAPper or a RAPscallion? http://www.regencyassemblypress.com)

Regency Personalities Series-Joseph John Gurney

History: Joseph John Gurney was a prominent century British Friend and a strong proponent of evangelical views

Quaker Abolitionist and Suffragist:  Laura Smith Haviland (Dec. 20, 1808 - April 20, 1898) After moving to Michigan Territory from western New York, Laura helped organize the Logan Female Anti-Slavery Society in 1832, the first anti-slavery organization in Michigan. The town of Haviland, Kansas was named in her honor.

Laura Smith Haviland, a devout Quaker and part of the Logan Female Anti-Slavery Society. It was the first anti-slavery organization in Michigan. The Haviland farm purportedly was the first station of the Underground Railroad established in Michigan.

"If you hear the dogs, keep going. If you see the torches in the woods, keep going. If there’s shouting after you, keep going. Don’t ever stop. Keep going. If you want a taste of freedom, keep going." - Harriet Tubman.    [Applies to many situations. More wonderful older women at https://www.pinterest.com/yrauntruth/grow-up-age-croning/  ]

Harriet Tubman: "If you hear the dogs, keep going. If you see the torches in the woods, keep going. If there’s shouting after you, keep going. Keep going. If you want a taste of freedom, keep going.

Quaker Levi Coffin (1798 – 1877), based in Cincinnati, Ohio, was known as the President of the Underground Railroad.  He and his wife Catherine, also a Quaker, helped about 2,000 slaves to freedom.

History: Quaker Levi Coffin – based in Cincinnati, Ohio, was known as the President of the Underground Railroad. He and his wife Catherine, also a Quaker, helped about slaves to freedom.

Anna Maria Weems wearing her Underground Railroad disguise | ‘Brooklyn Abolitionists’ Reveals a Surprising History - NYTimes.com

‘Brooklyn Abolitionists’ Reveals a Surprising History

Anna Maria Weems wearing her Underground Railroad disguise | ‘Brooklyn Abolitionists’ Reveals a Surprising History - NYTimes.com

At her trial, she said, "I shall never pay a dollar of your unjust penalty."

Susan B. Anthony was one of the greatest civil rights leaders in U. Susan was sentenced and fined for voting in the 1872 Presidential Election. Anthony was arrested in November 1872 for "illegally voting" as a woman and her two-.

Grimke Sisters were some of the first women to act in American social reform movements. Their father, chief judge of the Supreme Court of S.C. was strong on slavery and subordination of women. Raised on a plantation, saw slavery. They started working for the abolition movement, learned just how powerless women were in politics. Were the first women to address the Mass. state legislature, causing a scandal, but attracted thousands. Lived to see the slaves freed and to vote themselves.

Sarah & Angelina Grimke, born to a slave-owning supreme-court judge in Charleston. They fled north, where their deep personal revulsion of slavery led them to become the first females to speak in public in the US.

USA: Elizabeth Cady Stanton was an American social activist, abolitionist, and leading figure of the early woman's movement. Her Declaration of Sentiments, presented at the first women's rights convention held in 1848 in Seneca Falls, New York, is often credited with initiating the first organized woman's rights and woman's suffrage movements in the United States. Women we admire; influential women in history Women we admire; influential women in history #Lottie dolls #herstory

Elizabeth Cady Stanton (November 1815 – October was an American social activist, abolitionist, and leading figure of the early woman's movement. Her Declaration of Sentiments, presented at the first women's rights convention held in 1848 in

Bea Arthur was in the Marine Corps. during WW2 ....how cool is that?

I did not know this:) Bea Arthur (née Bernice Frankel) SSgt. Enlisted and assigned as typist at Marine HQ in Wash DC, then air stations in VA and NC. Best remembered for her title role in the TV series “Maude” and as Dorothy in "Golden Girls".

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