Blackwell, Antoinette Louisa
Born: May 20, 1825 AD
Died: 1921 AD, at 96 years of age.
1825 - Antoinette Brown Blackwell was born on the 20th of May in Henrietta, New York. American abolitionist, Congregational-Unitarian preacher, and suffragist.
1847 - She graduated from Oberlin College.
1850 - Studied at the Oberlin Seminary.
1852 - Brown received an invitation from the Congregational church in rural South Butler, New York, to take up its ministry.
1853 - She was the first ordained female minister in US.
- She was allowed ordination by the First Congregational Church, becoming the first woman minister in an established Protestant denomination, but she soon resigned to become a Unitarian.
1854 - She left that church to become a member of the Unitarian Church.
1856 - Married Samuel Charles Blackwell, brother of Elizabeth Blackwell.
1860 - Blackwell became embroiled in the controversy about divorce that engulfed the last national woman's rights convention held before the Civil War.
1869 - Blackwell published her first book, 'Studies in General Science'.
1871 - Wrote a novel, "The Island Neighbors".
1878 - Blackwell requested and received recognition from the American Unitarian Association as a minister, and for a short time she actively sought a pulpit.
- Oberlin College awarded her honorary degrees.
- She was elected to the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
1902 - Wrote a collection of poetry, "Sea Drift".
1908 - She was pastor of a Unitarian church in New Jersey.
- The Elizabeth Society recognized her as minister emeritus of All Souls Church.
1920 - She was the only participant of the Women's Rights Convention in Worcester, Massachusetts.
- She voted for Warren G. Harding in the presidential election.
1921 - Antoinette Brown Blackwell died on 5th of November in Elizabeth, New Jersey.
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