Rachel Foster Avery

Overview

 Rachel Foster Avery

Rachel Foster Avery born Pittsburgh, PA December 30, 1858 (d. 1919). Quaker pacifist; suffragist, right hand to Susan B. Anthony; founded International Council of Women, 1888; co-founded International Women's Suffrage Alliance, 1904; national speaker on peace, 1907.

Quotations

"International Congress of Women, composed of delegates of all civilized countries. . . considering all questions between nations, throwing the influence of a united womanhood in favor of better conditions for humanity, better educational opportunities for the world's children, and in favor of that equality between man and woman which shall give to man the high privilege of living, not with his social and political inferiors, but with his social and political equals, which shall lend its influence toward peace and the healing of the nations." (conclusion of World's Congress, May 22, 1893, in Sewall II: 926; 1890 photo wikicommons pd)