“It is a curious error to suppose that you can carry on effectively a great liberal tradition while remaining ignorant or almost ignorant, of the beliefs and achievements of the people who have handed that tradition over to you.” — Harry Meserve

from the Dictionary of UU Biography. . .

Margaret Fuller (May 23, 1810-July 19, 1850)

"possessed more influence on the thought of American women than any woman previous to her time." So wrote Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton in their 1881 History of Woman Suffrage. Author, editor, and teacher, Fuller contributed significantly to the American Renaissance in literature and to mid-nineteenth century reform movements. A brilliant and highly educated member of the Transcendentalist group, she challenged Ralph Waldo Emerson both intellectually and emotionally. Women who attended her "conversations" and many prominent men of her time found Fuller's influence life-changing. Her major work, Woman in the Nineteenth Century, published in 1845, profoundly affected the women's rights movement which had its formal beginning at Seneca Falls, New York, three years later. http://uudb.org/articles/margaretfuller.html


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2013 History & Heritage Prize Winners

The Unitarian Universalist History and Heritage Society is delighted to announce the winners of the 2013 history and heritage prizes. The inaugural winner of our Congregational History prize is Richard M. Stower, for A History of the First Parish Church of Scituate, Massachusetts. This is a rema..  
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UU History and Heritage Prizes 2014

UU History and Heritage Prizes 2014 Seminarian History Prize -- $400 awarded in 2014 The Seminarian History prize will be awarded for the best research essay on Unitarian Universalist history. Essays should be approximately 15-25 pages in length, and they must draw on primary sourc..  
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Unitarians, Universalists, & Slavery

Conrad Wright Lecture • 2014 • Dr. Christopher Cameron • Assistant Professor of History at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte • Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. • Sperry Room at the Harvard Divinity School • 45 Francis Ave., Cambridge, Massachusetts ..  
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