This Day in Unitarian Universalist History May 16

1804 – Elizabeth Palmer Peabody was born in Billerica, Massachusetts. She opened a school in Lancaster at the age of 16 and two years later began a school in Boston. She became a friend of William Ellery Channing, and served as his private secretary for nine years. Part of the Transcendentalist inner circle, she opened a bookstore in Boston that became the hub of Transcendentalist activities in 1839. She also established one of the first kindergartens in America in 1860. Read more about Elizabeth Palmer Peabody. at: – the digital library of Unitarian Universalism

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