Inductees from 2020

 
  1. ELIZABETH “LILLIE”  BUFFUM CHACE WYMAN

    ELIZABETH “LILLIE” BUFFUM CHACE WYMAN (1847-1929)

    Categories: Civil Rights / Abolitionists, Women

    Lillie Chace Wyman was the eighth child born into the Quaker family of Samuel Buffington Chace and Elizabeth Buffum Chace on December 10, 1847. Her maternal grandfather was Arnold Buffum the noted Rhode Island abolitionist, a co-founder and first president of the New England Anti-Slavery Society. Her mother was the leading abolitionist and woman suffragist of Rhode Island having served as president of the Rhode Island Woman Suffrage Association from 1870 until her death in 1899. The Chace home in Central Falls, where Lillie was born and raised, was a stop on the underground railroad where escaping slaves paused on their journey to freedom. Read more >

 

 

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