Main Page | See live article | Alphabetical index

Lydia Child

Lydia Marie Child (February 11, 1802, Medford - July 7, 1880, Wayland) was an American abolitionist, novelist, and journalist. She was born in Medford, Massachusetts to Susannah Rand Francis and Convers Francis.

In 1839, Lydia Child was elected to the executive committee of the American Anti-Slavery Society, and became editor of the society's National Anti-Slavery Standard in 1841. In 1861, Child helped Harriet Ann Jacobs, with her Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.

Child's works

External links