Important Figures From the Era of Reform

By: Justine Ellerbee

Elizabeth and Susan are just a few of the leading figures for women's rights and other important issues. These ladies represent what we had worked so hard for; suffrage and anti-slavery.
These important ladies are the reason that women can vote, have adequate jobs,go to schools and college. Without them we would be an even more atrocious excuse for society.
Sojourner Truth is an abolitionist and women's rights activist. Truth was born into slavery but escaped with her infant daughter to freedom in 1826. She is a leader of the reform for women's rights.
Truth represents the fact that no matter what color your skin is or what gender you are, you can still make a difference. This has impacted people today because she changed the lives of many people.
Dorothea was an American activist on behalf of the indigent insane who, through programs created the first generation of American mental asylums.
She has helped many mentally ill people get the proper treatment they deserve. She has impacted today's society by helping these people who can't be accepted into society feel like actual human beings
Frederick Douglass was an African-American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman. He represents the slaves who didn't get their chance at freedom or any opportunities.
He has impacted America by being the voice of the slaves who had to die to get freedom from slavery. He was a very important man who deserved to be thanked in any possible way.
Reform is important because without it there would be no change and we would be stuck wasting away as society goes to the dust. We need reform so we can change as our culture changes.
Reform is how we can adapt together as a society for the better good of the community as a whole. If we didn't have reform all oppressed people wouldn't have a say in how their country is run.
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