Yours for Humanity —Abby to be performed at the State House

Worcester Women’s History Project extends its thanks to the Hon. Harriette L. Chandler for championing the performance of Yours for Humanity —Abby at the annual meeting of the Women's Legislative Caucus, State House, Bos-ton, January 27, 2010. No doubt Abby would be thinking, if not saying, to the Legislators the quote from her 1851 speech at the Second National Woman's Rights Convention held in Worcester, "Bloody feet, sisters, have worn smooth the path by which you have come up hither."

For almost six years I have been honored and humbled to bring to life one of Worcester's greatest women, Abby Kelley Foster. She is an inspiration to me and I hope to the people who see the performance. One person can make a difference in the lives of many with hard work, dedication, perseverance and empathy.

  • Yours for Humanity —Abby was written for the Worcester Women’s History Pro-ject by Carolyn Howe & Karen Board Moran. Creative Consultants: Lynne McKenney Lydick & James D. Moran. Performed by Lynne McKenney Lydick.
  • Premiered January 17, 2004
  • Yours for Humanity —Abby, a one-woman play based on Abby Kelley Foster's letters and speeches, portrays a week in Abby's life in 1854 as she lectures in Indi-ana against slavery. Abby frequently closes her letters with the words that form the title of the play. ...The play demonstrates how an ordinary person, like Abby, can affect extraordinary changes in society.
Published Date: 
September 1, 2009