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While some stands occur after a culmination of events and ideas, others happen because of an individual’s decision to say “This is not right.” These individuals might start groups and organizations, or even found institutions as a way to challenge the status quo and make change. Every individual has different ideals and ideas, but each one mentioned made their mark on society and took a stand about what they believed in. 


Click each name below to find a list of sources available from HSP's collection. All of these sources can be found by using Discover (online catalog) and the Digital Library.


William Still

Anthony Benezet

Lucretia Mott

Justine Rector


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