“Teach our daughters that they are as much bound to become independent as their brothers.” -Abby Kelley Foster, 1851
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“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.Celebrate with us! Sign up for the Centennial Celebration Email List to get inspiring quotes from the first wave feminist movement and other social media shareables honoring women in history. Learn more about the Centennial Celebration Email List.