Anna Dickinson

Anna Elizabeth Dickinson was a well-known orator, abolitionist and proponent for women’s suffrage. She and Douglass shared the speaker stage together on occasion. During the Republican convention of 1866, Dickinson spoke strongly in support of black suffrage.

“The decisive moment came when Douglass and Dickinson were called upon to speak. Dickinson a mere twenty-three years old and already heralded as the Joan of Arc of the abolitionist platform, urged the franchise for blacks as a major step in human progress.”[1]

Anna Dickinson died on October 22, 1932 at the age of 89. She was buried in Slate Hill Cemetery in Goshen, New York.

Approximate GPS coordinates: 41.397935, -74.313954

[1] David W. Blight, Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2018), 487.

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