Lydia Maria Child


Lydia Maria Child (née Francis) born Medford, MA February 11, 1802 (d. 1880). Nonviolent abolitionist; transcendentalist; author; poet; editor. Co-founded the world's first nonviolent society, 1838; known as the "First Lady of the Republic."


"The cure for all the ills and wrongs, the cares, the sorrows, and the crimes of humanity, all lie in the one word 'love.' It is the divine vitality that everywhere produces and restores life." (The Mother's Book, 1831; photo Wikipedia)