Miss Sarah Parker Remond

Gender: Female

Marital Status: Single

Born: 1824

Died: 1894

Place of birth: America

Education: Bedford College, London University (nurse training); medical school at Santa Maria Nuovo in Florence, Italy

Occupation: Nursing

1866 Petition: Yes

Petition Area: London, Middlesex, England


Other sources: https://www.parliament.uk/1866
Elizabeth Crawford, The Women's Suffrage Movement: A Reference Guide, 1866?1928 (2001); Willi Coleman, '...Like Hot Lead to Pour on the Americans?: Sarah Parker Remond and the International Fight Against Slavery', in James and Sklar, Sisterhood and Slavery: International Antislavery and Women's Rights (2006)

Database linked sources: https://www.suffrageresources.org.uk/resource/3216/sarah-parker-remond

Further Information:

Family information: Daughter of Nancy and John Remond of Salem, free-born black anti-slavery activists with the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society and the Salem Anti-Slavery Society.

Additional Information: While touring and studying in London, Sarah became a member of the Ladies London Emancipation Society and stayed with suffragist, anti-slavery campaigner and friend Clementia Taylor. It was in 1866, during her nurse training at London University Hospital, that Sarah signed the women's suffrage petition. She may be the only black woman to have done so. A short while later, she met and married an Italian during her time at medical school in Florence, Italy.

Other Suffrage Activities: Sarah initially came to Britain to tour and was sponsored by the Ladies and Young Men's Anti-Slavery Society. She was the first woman to speak to large mixed audiences about both anti-slavery and women's rights issues. She wrote that she had been received in the country 'as a sister of the white women'. She was also a member of the Freemen's Aid Association set up in America to help train and educate freed slaves.

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