“Teach our daughters that they are as much bound to become independent as their brothers.” -Abby Kelley Foster, 1851

Abby Kelley Foster

“Women, revolt at the idea of marrying for the sake of a home, for the sake of a support—of marrying the purse instead of the man. …Teach our daughters that they are as much bound to become independent as their brothers.” -Abby Kelley Foster, October 16, 1851

Happy birthday to Abby Kelley Foster, born January 15, 1811. Abby Kelley  Foster is one of the suffragists featured in the first Ask a Suffragist book, Stories and Wisdom from America’s First Feminists, launching in Spring 2019.

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April Young Bennett

April Young Bennett is the author of the Ask a Suffragist book series, host of the Religious Feminism Podcast and a writer for the Exponent II. For more information about April, see aprilyoungb.com

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"Teach our daughters that they are as much bound to become independent as their brothers." -Abby Kelley Foster, 1851