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Hester C. Jeffrey
Rochester NY

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Category/Significance: women's rights; abolitionism; AfAm rights

Member of the Roch. Political Equality Club and the WCTU. In 1897, she was appointed to serve on the Frederick Douglass Monument Committee. Jeffrey founded/organized a number of local African American women's clubs. In 1902, organized the Susan B. Anthony Club for African American women and served as its president. While the club's goals were, in part philanthropic, its Mothers' Council was created to help mothers with small children. It also advocated for suffrage. ...learn more>>

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