Conversations Among 19th Century Revolutionaries
Mary Robbins Post to Amy Kirby Post “We rejoice in commotion for it gives signs of vitality.”
In the nineteenth-century, Rochester, New York was a boiling cauldron of civic activism. No other family epitomized this “commotion” of activity as much as the members of the Post family.
Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton exchanged letters with Amy Post, a fellow leader in the women’s rights movement.
Frederick Douglass and other former slaves, including Harriet Brent Jacobs and William Cooper Nell benefited from Isaac and Amy Post's friendship and support.
Margaret, Catherine and Leah Fox introduced Isaac and Amy Post to the infamous “rappings” that launched the sisters’ careers as mediums.