Thursday, March 22, 2012

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

The first women's rights convention was held at Seneca Falls, New York in 1848.  The women attending advocated for equal rights for women within the law, in education, in employment, and in being given the right to vote.  The Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions was drafted by Elizabeth Cady Stanton who continued to work for women's rights her entire lifetime.  She eventually helped found the National Women's Suffrage Association where she served as President for 21 years.

1869-1890 President of the National Woman Suffrage Association
1890-1892 President of the National American Woman Suffrage Association
1868-1870 Edited with Parker Pillsbury the Revolution,  a militant feminist magazine.
1881-1886 Compiled with Susan B. Anthony and Matilda Joslyn Gage the first three volumes of History of Woman Suffrage
1898      Wrote Eighty Years and More

The Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions was based on the American Declaration of Independence and can be read here:


Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony

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