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The UUA Margaret Fuller Bicentennial Committee

Mission Statement

We are planning a celebration of the 200th anniversary of Margaret Fuller’s birth for General Assembly (GA) 2010 in St. Paul, Minnesota. While this project is focused on events at GA 2010, we anticipate it will give rise to long-lasting resources which will help keep Fuller’s legacy alive, such as a children’s book, copies of lectures given, a musical anthem or hymn for GA and beyond.

Projects and Resources

The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Margaret Fuller Bicentennial Committee's work includes the following projects:

  • The UUA Margaret Fuller Bicentennial Committee Hymn Competition.
  • Events (PDF) honoring Margaret Fuller at General Assembly 2010.
  • A children's book, titled "Balancing Act: The Life and Times of Women's Rights Activist Margaret Fuller," for use in religious education programs.

Rev. Jenny Rankin, chair of the UUA Margaret Fuller Bicentennial Committee, wrote the Boston Globe op-ed, "A writer, thinker, and trailblazer," and is quoted in the Boston Globe article, "Concord has a woman in mind." 

In her March 2010 letter (PDF), Rankin describes Fuller's historic significance and provides an overview of the resources available to congregations.

Committee member Rev. Dr. Barry Andrews has edited The Spirit Leads: Margaret Fuller in Her Own Words, published by Skinner House Books. In the related video, "Extraordinary Generous Seeking: Thoughts on the Bicentennial of Margaret Fuller's Birth," Andrews reflects on Fuller's legacy.

The UU World article, "'Radiant genius and fiery heart,'" explores Fuller's life and her influence on Unitarian Universalism.

Additional resources for observing the bicentennial are available on the WorshipWeb.


Rev. Jenny Rankin, Chair (revjenny @ A complete list of committee members and their bios is available on the committee members page.

For more information contact web @

This work is made possible by the generosity of individual donors and congregations. Please consider making a donation today.

Last updated on Friday, July 22, 2011.

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Committee member Rev. Dr. Barry Andrews has edited "The Spirit Leads: Margaret Fuller in Her Own Words."

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