Women's History Month: Frances Dana Gage

Photo courtesy of  ohiohistorycentral.org .

Photo courtesy of ohiohistorycentral.org.

Ohio native Frances Dana Gage was an active women’s rights activist, abolitionist, author and mother of eight. In hopes of extending women’s rights in the 1800s, Gage was heavily involved in women’s conferences throughout Ohio. She presided over the conference in which Sojourner Truth delivered the “Ain’t I a Woman” speech in 1851. Her actions would not become fruitful until after the Civil War.

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