Female Society for Birmingham


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Family and Intimate relationships Matilda Charlotte Houstoun
MCH 's aunt Lucy Townsend was a zealous participant in anti-slavery campaigning at a time when major associations such as the Anti-Slavery Society showed hostility towards the participation of women. (Women's anti-slavery societies tended to...
Literary responses Elizabeth Heyrick
Historian Kenneth Corfield suggests that although EH was later credited with influencing her fellow-abolitionists towards a more urgent and combative stance, and although she may have exercised real influence on a few individuals, such as...


8 April 1825: Lucy Townsend hosted a meeting at which the...

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8 April 1825

Lucy Townsend hosted a meeting at which the first British slavery association for women was formed, the Birmingham Ladies Society for the Relief of Negro Slaves (which later changed its name to the Female Society for Birmingham


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