Sarah Parker Remond

Born into a family of abolitionists, Sarah grew up to be concerned about both women’s rights and anti-slavery issues. Sarah actively supported integration in all arenas. She joined her famous brother, Charles Lenox Remond, on the lecture circuit. (Frederick Douglass was a close friend of Charles and his family.)

Along with Charles, Sarah toured England in the years leading up to the Civil War, speaking in an effort to raise support for the abolitionist cause. Active in numerous organizations both previously in America and now in Great Britain, she stayed on in England. After the Civil War, she moved to Italy where she was educated as a physician, married, and lived the rest of her life.

For more information about Sarah Parker Remond, visit these sites:
The State House Women’s Leadership Project. An Online Reference Guide to African American History