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A statue of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott, and Susan B. Anthony in the Capitol Building taken on February 26, 2004 in Washington. The National Congress of Black Women, along with the heads of NOW and the National Council of Women's Organizations, held a conference Thursday calling for inclusion of Sojourner Truth in the statue..(UPI Photo/Michael Kleinfeld)
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Lucretia Coffin Mott (January 3, 1793 – November 11, 1880) was an American Quaker, abolitionist, social reformer, and proponent of women's rights. She is credited as the first American "feminist" in the early 19th century but was, more accurately, the initiator of women's political rights.

Lucretia Coffin was born into a Quaker family in Nantucket, Massachusetts. She was the second child of seven by Thomas Coffin and Anna Folger. At the age of thirteen, she was sent to the Nine Partners Quaker Boarding School in what is now Millbrook, Dutchess County, New York, which was run by the Society of Friends. There she became a teacher after graduation. Her interest in women's rights began when she discovered that male teachers at the school were paid three times as much as the female staff.

On April 10, 1812, Lucretia Coffin married James Mott, another teacher at the Nine Partners Quaker School. They had six children. Their first child died at age five. They had numerous descendants, including some who migrated to Tennessee.

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