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Mary Lyon

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"Go forward, attempt great things, accomplish great things." Mary Lyon
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Mary Lyon (1797 – 1849) was a women’s right activist and educator, who advocated for higher education for women. Lyon taught at a number of schools before founding Mount Holyoke Female Seminary in 1837 (now Mount Holyoke College).

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