The first in a series of six episodes on important women in American history presented by historian Gerda Lerner. Francis Wright D'Arusmont (September 6, 1795 – December 13, 1852), widely known as Fanny Wright, was an intellectual pioneer, abolitionist, lecturer, the first women traveler to write an account in the U.S., and the first women playwright to have a play produced in New York. Wright was born in Scotland, moved to America in 1819. Wright founded a commune in 1895 called Nashoba, where she intended to educate slaves in preparation for emancipation. Note on box: Talks about free speech, women's rights, labor reform, education.
Previously cataloged as Frances Wright D'Arusmont.
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