Mutsy - I agree. She was really a remarkable women. I also wanted to say that the Frederick Douglas abolitionist movement also paved the way for the abolition of slavery.
Frederick Douglas was an advisor to President Abraham Lincoln who was very influential in drawing attention to the abolitionist movement.
He drafted many pieces of legislation that offered civil rights for black as well as the inclusion of voting rights.
He also gave speeches on the subject in order to inform the public about how wrong American slavery was.