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Harriet Forten Purvis (Birth/Death)

Today marks the death of Harriet Forten Purvis (1810-1875). Typically, we ask you to join in the celebration of a birth, but Harriet’s birthday is unknown, but her contributions to the rights we enjoy today are worthy of remembrance. Improving the civil and voting rights of others was a family tradition for Harriet and her relatives: ** Daughter of Charlotte Valdine Forten (1st generation suffragist) ** Sister of Sarah Forten Purvis and Margaret Forten (2nd generation suffragists) ** Mother to Hattie Purvis (3rd generation suffragist) ** Aunt of Charlotte Forten Grimke (3rd generation suffragist) ** Wife of Robert Purvis Sr ** (instrumental in development of the Underground Railroad) Learn more: -- LOC: -- PBS: -- Turning Point: -- Women History:
Saturday, June 11, 2022
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