A look at abolitionist, suffragist Lucretia Mott at next session of IRP

At the Feb. 16 session of the Institute for Retired People (IRP), Carol Faulkner, associate professor and chair of the Department of History at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School, will discuss Lucretia Mott and the Seneca Falls Convention.

Mott, a Quaker minister who was dubbed by fellow suffragists as the “moving spirit” of the 1848 women’s rights convention in Seneca Falls, may have been one of the most famous, yet little known, figures in the suffragist movement.

Faulkner, whose specialty is 19th-century America, U.S. women, gender, sexuality and social movements, received a Ph.D. from Binghamton University. She is the author of several articles and books including, “Lucretia Mott’s Heresy: Abolition and Women’s Rights in Nineteenth-Century America;” “Women in American History to 1880: A Documentary Reader,” and “Women’s Radical Reconstruction: The Freedmen’s Aid Movement.”

The IRP program runs from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., and is free and open to the public. IRP sessions are held at the First Baptist Church of Syracuse, 5833 East Seneca Turnpike, Jamesville. For more information, call 443-4846 or e-mail cmkarlho@syr.edu.