Sarah P. Remond, MD

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Sarah Parker Remond

Also Known As: "Pintor"
Birthplace: Salem, Massachusetts
Death: December 13, 1894 (68)
Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Place of Burial: Campo Cestio Rome Provincia di Roma Lazio, Italy
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Remond and Nancy Remond
Wife of Lazzaro Pinto
Sister of Nancy Sherman; Charles Lenox Remond; Ceclia Babcock; Caroline Putnam; John Remond and 2 others

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About Sarah P. Remond, MD

Sarah Remond, an African American abolitionist, gave her first speech against slavery at 16. Born in 1826 in Massachusetts, a state that abolished slavery in the 1780s, Remond's family worked hard to create a safe haven for escaped slaves. Her parents ran a hair salon and a catering business. The Remond family moved to Newport, Rhode Island in 1835 so Sarah and her siblings could attend an all-black private school. In 1841, Remond spoke publicly against slavery. Public speaking was very uncommon for women at this time. At the age of 27, Remond tried to sit in a white section of the Howard Athenaeum in Boston. A police officer shoved her down the stairs on her way out and Remond was hurt. She proceeded to sue the city for injuries and won $500. Remond was then hired by the American Anti-Slavery Society to lecture on abolition and suffrage around the country.

Remond went to Italy in 1866, where she started medical training and became a physician. She practiced medicine for nearly 20 years in Florence and married there, never returning to the United States.

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Sarah P. Remond, MD's Timeline

June 6, 1826
Salem, Massachusetts
December 13, 1894
Age 68
Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Campo Cestio Rome Provincia di Roma Lazio, Italy