Maria Weston Chapman


Acrusader for human rights was Weymouth native Maria Weston Chapman (1806-1885). She married in 1830, raised a family and became involved with the abolitionist movement - as an organizer, writer and editor of antislavery publications. -

In 2004, the Maria Weston Chapman Middle School in Weymouth was named for her.

Stories from Maria Weston Chapman

Friday, April 16th, 2010

The great fundamental principle of Abolitionists is that man cannot rightfully hold his fellow man as property. Therefore, we affirm that every slaveholder is a man‚ąístealer; a man, is a man, and as a man he has inalienable rights he cannot rightfully be reduced to slavery. Our principle is that no circumstances can ever justify a man in holding his fellow man as property.