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Monday, January 2, 2012

Abigail Smith Adams

Abigail Smith Adams, in 1791, forced a White school master by bull will to accept a young African-American boy as a student against all local custom. Then, in response to the way men were shutting women out of the democratic process in the newly formed United States, she wrote about herself and other women: “We are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice or representation.” She was so aggressive while her husband was the second President of the United States that she was called “Her Majesty” behind her back.

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