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Blackwell, Antoinette Louisa

Born: 1825 AD
Died: 1921 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Abolitionist

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.