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Ackermann, Frances Brooks (1875-1935)

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Title

Ackermann, Frances Brooks (1875-1935)

Subject

Ackermann, Frances Brooks
American Birth Control League

Description

Mrs. Ackermann, Frances Brooks was a member of the American Birth Control League.

Contributor

Choudhry, Misha (created stub)

Language

English

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Birth Date

30 May 1874

Birthplace

Pennsylvania

Death Date

1935-08-10

Biographical Text

Frances Brooks Ackermann (Mrs. Frederick T. Ackermann), was a Bronxville, N.Y. suffragist and first president of the local Woman Suffrage Association. Ackermann was a graduate of Bryn Mawr who was active in philanthropic work and in the work of women's clubs. She began work for birth control in 1917, serving on the board of directors of the American Birth Control League in 1917 and as assistant treasurer until she resigned along with Sanger in June 1928. She then served as assistant treasurer of the National Committee on Federal Legislation for Birth Control. She died of a heart attack in 1935.

In her autobiography, Sanger described Ackermann as: “Tall very thin, wearing her clothes with an air, Frances was one of the finest persons I have ever known. To her, fair play amounted to a religion; she was so highly sensitive that she lay awake at night after merely reading of injustice done to anybody.”

Bibliography

Sanger, Margaret, Autobiography (1938), p. 260.
Mrs. F.T. Ackermann, Civic Leader, Is Dead, New York Times, August 11, 1935

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