Wright, Frances (1795–1852), Scottish-born U.S. reformer for women's rights, public education, and the abolition of slavery. Wright lectured on women's right to divorce and birth control. She also founded the short-lived Nashoba community (1825–27) near Memphis, Tenn., where slaves worked to buy their freedom. A member of the Utopian New Harmony community in Indiana, Wright was coeditor of its magazine the Gazette and also coedited the Free Enquirer of New York City.
See also: Women's movements.