Women of Interest – Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Elizabeth Cady Stanton was born November 12, 1815 and died October 26, 1902. She was an American suffragist and a leader in the Women’s Rights Movement. She was also an abolitionist who, along with her husband, reformer Harry Stanton, attended the World’s Anti-Slavery Convention in 1840. In July, 1848, she compiled the Declaration of Sentiments, where she took the lead in suggesting that Women receive the right to vote. She eventually teamed up with Susan B. Anthony and together they formed the National Woman Suffrage Association (NWSA) in 1869. Stanton held the position of President of NWSA until 1890. Elizabeth Stanton long believed that organized religion and the Bible played a role in denying women their rights. She went on to publish The Woman’s Bible with her daughter Harriet Stanton. Stanton and Susan B. Anthony worked on the first three volumes of The History of Women Suffrage (1881-1886). A remarkable woman, Elizabeth Cady Stanton should be remembered for her strength and dedication to women’s rights.

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