ABBY KELLEY FOSTER MEDAL

Title

ABBY KELLEY FOSTER MEDAL

Contributor

ANNETTE RAFFERTY

Description

Abby Kelley Foster was a delegate to the British/Foreign Anti-Slavery Convention held in London, England, in June of 1840. Although unable to attend as a delegate from Massachusetts, the state’s only woman voted to be an elected delegate, this medal was presented to her, honoring her antislavery efforts. Abby remains Worcester’s most famous abolitionist and women’s rights advocate.
This medal presently is kept in the archives of Abby’s House, so named after its inspiration. It is a symbol of Worcester’s finest years, when fugitive slaves sought refuge here. Today, Abby’s House, a multiservice organization for homeless, abused and low-income women, with and without children, celebrates 40 years of opening doors for shelter, housing and advocacy to women on their way to a better life.

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Reference

ABBY KELLEY FOSTER MEDAL

Cite As

“ABBY KELLEY FOSTER MEDAL,” Worcester in 50, accessed November 17, 2018, http://worcesterin50.com/items/show/27.

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