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Lydia Maria Child

DATE OF BIRTH

February 11, 1802

DATE OF DEATH

October 20, 1880

CITY OF BIRTH

Medford

STATE/PROVIDENCE OF BIRTH

Massachusetts

COUNTRY OF BIRTH

United States of America

Lydia Maria Child (1802--1880) was an activist and writer of novels, pamphlets, and works for children. She often used her writing to advocate for slaves, women, and Native Americans. Lydia Maria Child was born in Medford, Massachusetts, where her grandfather's house, which she celebrates in her poem, still stands.
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