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Margaret Fuller

Meet Some of the Great Authors of the 19th Century

Margaret Fuller was an American writer, women’s rights activist, associated with the Transcendentalist movement. Fuller was an influential early feminist whose writings had a profound impact on later women suffrage campaigners, such as Susan B.

From 1943 to 1966, a 19th century townhouse served as headquarters for the National Council of Negro Women in Washington, D.C. The council was founded by educator and activist Mary McLeod Bethune who became a leader in black women's rights movements. She is also the founder of Bethune-Cookman College in Florida. Tours are available as well as volunteer leadership opportunities for students.

Learn About Women’s History at These Museums in Washington, DC

Visit a Washington, DC museum and learn about the life of Mary McLeod Bethune, an African American woman educator and political activist.

BY WALTER OPINDE Martin Robison Delany was one of the most influential and successful anti-slavery activists of the 19th century. Martin Robison Delany, born on 6th May, 6, 1812, in Charles Town, Virginia, was an African-American abolitionist, physician, and editor in the pre-Civil War period. His e...BY WALTER OPINDE Martin Robison Delany was one of the most influential and successful anti-slavery activists of the 19th century. Martin Robison Delany, born on 6th May, 6, 1812, in Charles…

BY WALTER OPINDE Martin Robison Delany was one of the most influential and successful anti-slavery activists of the 19th century. Martin Robison Delany, born on 6th May, 6, 1812, in Charles Town, Virginia, was an African-American abolitionist, physician, and editor in the pre-Civil War period. His e...BY WALTER OPINDE Martin Robison Delany was one of the most influential and successful anti-slavery activists of the 19th century. Martin Robison Delany, born on 6th May, 6, 1812, in Charles…

Rare Photos Show Lesser-Known Black Women Activists Of The 19th Century

Rare Photos Show Lesser-Known Black Women Activists Of The 19th Century

Margaret Fuller was an early feminist activist, author, and editor. She became the first female newspaper columnist in New York City while working for Horace Greeley at the New York Tribune.  Fuller traveled to Europe, married an Italian revolutionary and had a baby, and then died tragically in a shipwreck while returning to America with her husband and child. Though she died young, her writings proved influential throughout the 19th century.

Meet Some of the Great Authors of the 19th Century

The Literary Life of Feminist Pioneer Margaret Fuller: Margaret Fuller

David Killingray (Emeritus, Goldsmiths College, U. of London) on the often-neglected role of African travelers and intermediaries in 19th-century Africa; black writers and activists in Victorian Britain; and the significance of documenting lived experiences of Africans to better understand processes of historical change.  Episode 76: Black Travelers, Writers and Activists in Africa and the Diaspora

Episode Black Travelers, Writers and Activists in Africa and the Diaspora

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