Womens History Month 2023: Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Womens History Month 2023: Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Elizabeth Cady Stanton was an American suffragist, social activist, abolitionist, and leading figure of the early women's rights movement. She was born on November 12, 1815, in Johnstown, New York, and died on October 26, 1902, in New York City.

Stanton is best known for her work in organizing the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848, which was the first women's rights convention in the United States. At the convention, Stanton presented the Declaration of Sentiments, which outlined the rights and grievances of women and called for women's suffrage.

Throughout her life, Stanton worked tirelessly for women's rights and was instrumental in the establishment of the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) in 1890. She also worked closely with Susan B. Anthony and together they advocated for women's suffrage, the abolition of slavery, and other social and political causes.

Stanton's legacy continues to inspire and influence the fight for gender equality today. She is remembered as a champion of women's rights and an important figure in the history of the United States.

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