Profile: Sarah Mapps Douglass (1806-1882)

Born to a distinguished abolitionist family, Sarah Mapps Douglass was the only daughter of Robert Douglass, a baker, and Grace Bustill Douglass, a milliner.  Like many educated women, Sarah Douglass became a teacher.  She also was an active abolitionist and joined her mother as a founding member of the bi-racial Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) Female Anti-Slavery Society in 1833.  Over the years, Sarah served on its Board of Managers, fair … Continue reading Profile: Sarah Mapps Douglass (1806-1882)