Judith Sargent Murray spent almost all of her life in Gloucester and was a powerful supporter of women's rights. Her education came from reading in her parents' large library. She was an essayist, poet, playwright and editor who wrote 'On the Equality of the Sexes' (which predates Mary Wollstonecraft's Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792))as 'Constantia'.
And opposite the house, a long mural in which Murray is the main focus:
'THIS MURAL WAS PAINTED IN 1996 BY BE SARGENT ALLEN TO HONOR