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Anna Elizabeth Dickinson
Anna Elizabeth Dickinson (1842–1932) was a public lecturer for abolition and women’s rights, and also toured the country speaking on behalf of the Sanitary Commission. In 1864 she became the first woman to speak before the U.S. Congress, where her speech supporting the Union and Republicans’ anti-slavery platform earned her a standing ovation from members of the House of Representatives. President Lincoln attended her speech.
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