Marilla Ricker’s portrait now hangs in the New Hampshire State House in Concord. Rep. Renny Cushing, D-Hampton, right, is pictured with some ad hoc fundraising committee members. From left, Joni Esperian, Liz Tentarelli, and artist Kate Gridley.
By WAYNE D. KING, NH Secrets, Legends and Lore
Marilla Ricker was a woman of deep and abiding convictions. She also had a great sense of humor and often used it to make her point.
However, did Ricker’s irreligious viewpoint condemn her to a secondary role to other women and men who led the Abolition movement and suffrage movement? Perhaps, but we hope after you listen to this podcast she will move into the first tier in your mind.