Women / Persons ~ P23754

Sarah Harris Fayerweather

Alternate Names:
  • Sarah Ann Major Harris
Gender: Female
Life Dates: 1812 - 1878
  • Abolitionist
  • Activist
  • Activist, Civil Rights
  • African American
  • Member of committee or club
  • Member of local society
  • Reformer, education
  • widow
Note: Early civil rights activist, fought slavery and for school integration. Spurred the creation of an all-black version of the Canterbury Female Boarding School after her original admission was fought by the parents of other white attendees. Married a fellow abolitionist, George Fayerweather, and joined several abolitionist groups as well as community church groups. 'Homespun Heroines' reports her life dates as being 10 years earlier than other sources suggest (1802-1868), this may or may not be true but 'Homespun Heroines' has had incorrect or inconsistent life dates in other entries. Sources indicate that she was 20 years old in 1833, which would be consistent with the 1812 birth date.
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