Pioneer for Women's Equal Rights
When Rebecca Pennell, born in 1821, was four years old, her father died and her mother moved back to her childhood home in Franklin, Massachusetts. Rebecca's mother was the sister of the prominent educational reformer Horace Mann and had a strong relationship with him.
Mann took a particular interest in the education of his nieces and nephew after their father's death, and provided them with financial support. Rebecca remembered Mann as …Read More...