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Seances, Suffrage and Civil Rights: Spiritualism in Sacramento
Spiritualists spoke to the dead at seances, but they were also early proponents for equal rights for women and people of color.
Spiritualists opposed inequality as unhealthy and they sought to liberate the individual from physical and spiritual domination by others, and from the oppressive power of the state.
While most religious groups viewed the existing order of gender, race and class relations as ordained by God, the Spiritualists were active not only in the women’s rights movement, but