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November 5

Antoinete Louisa Brown Blackwell

1921 – Antoinette Louisa Brown Blackwell died at the age of 96. Born in Henrietta, New York, she was called to the Congregational church in South Butler, New York, becoming the first woman pastor in the country, although her gender prevented her ordination in that church. She became a Unitarian in 1854; helped found All Souls Unitarian Church in Elizabeth, New Jersey, and served as its first minister. She wrote 10 books and was the mother of six children. Read more about Antoinette Brown Blackwell.

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