Early Unitarian Universalists in America

Our Unitarian Universalist congregation is the fulfillment of a long heritage that goes back hundreds of years to courageous people who struggled for freedom in thought and faith.

On this continent we go back to the Massachusetts settlers and the founders of the republic. Outstanding Unitarians and Universalists include President John Adams, Clara Barton, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Susan B. Anthony. Not as famous but equally worthy are the hundreds of thousands of men and women in our congregations leading vital, dedicated and useful lives.

Information on Notable Unitarian Universalists