Abolitionists: Myrtilla Miner


1 Note card in Pen & Ink with Envelope (reproduction):

Myrtilla Miner (1815-1864)

was born in Brookfield, NY and was later educated at the Young Ladies Domestic Seminary in Clinton, NY.

Despite a barrage of bigotry, harassment, and threats of violence, Miner remained defiant and determined to teach African-American girls in the south before the Civil War.

Inducted in 2013 to the

National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum

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