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Jones Burleigh


Margaret Jones was one of the company of white activist Abolitionist women in Philadelphia. She worked closely with Cyrus M. Burleigh, and married him during his last illness. But her importance in Abolitionist history has grown as her life-long partnership with Mary Grew (1813-1896) has been examined in the light of women's and LGBT history.

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Mary Grew (above) and Margaret Jones Burleigh (below) from a photograph of the Executive Board of the Pennsylvania Antislavery Society taken in 1851. 

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