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Margaret Brackenbury Crook (1886–1972) was a British Unitarian minister, women’s suffragist, peace activist, and religious studies professor. Trained at Manchester College, Oxford University, she is remembered for her path-breaking writings on feminist biblical analysis and theology, which she articulated in her book . . . read more Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) was a person of many talents and interests: surveyor, pencil-maker, naturalist, lecturer, schoolteacher, poet, anti-slavery activist, and spiritual seeker, to name but a few. He is best known as a member of the Transcendentalist circle of writers and religious radicals, and author of numerous books and essays, especially Walden . . . read more Samuel Gridley Howe (1801-1876) founding director of the Perkins School for the Blind, was a leading figure in the early history of special education in the United States. He was also a military hero in the Greek War of Independence, a campaigner for the abolition of slavery, and an advocate for prison. . . . read more John Bird Wilkins (ca1849-1938) was a minister, teacher, inventor, and newspaperman. For a year or two he was a Unitarian minister. Little is known of his early life; no birth date, no mother's name, no father's name, no school records, and no places of residence. He was probably born into slavery. . . read more Cyprus Richard Mitchell (1881-1955) was a liberal Australian minister who lived, worked, and studied in America. During the First World War, he worked in Russia for the YMCA. After starting his career with the Disciples of Christ he soon moved on more liberal congregations. In his later years he led. . . read more Harold Hitz Burton (1888-1964) was a Unitarian layman, lawyer, and politician who served as Moderator of the American Unitarian Association (AUA). After three terms as mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, he was elected to the United States Senate and in 1945 appointed to the United States Supreme Court by President Truman. . . . read more