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Portrait of Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Elizabeth Cady Stanton (November 12, 1815 - October 26, 1902) was a feminist, abolitionist, and major leader of the woman's suffrage movement of the 19th century. Along with Lucretia Mott, she was a primary organizer of the 1848 Seneca Falls Women's Rights Convention. She met Susan B. Anthony in 1851, and together they founded the National Woman's Suffrage Association (NWSA), which fought for the right to vote for women. Stanton was the first president of the NWSA. She edited The Revolution, a women's rights newspaper published with Susan B. Anthony.

Stanton spoke many times at "woman's rights" meetings in Brooklyn. In 1866 Stanton was the first woman to run for Congress. Again in 1870, she ran for Congress in Brooklyn's Third District. In the late 19th century, the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Political Equality League met monthly in Brooklyn to discuss "woman suffrage." Stanton died at age 86 at her home in Manhattan and was buried in New York's Woodlawn Cemetery.

Read more in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle:

""Equal Rights" For Women" (February 26, 1867)

"The Woman Question" (May 14, 1870)

"The Wild Women's War" (October 24, 1870)

"Stanton Equality League" (May 9, 1901)

Elizabeth Cady Stanton obituary (October 27, 1902)

For more information on women's rights, see Documents 87, 92, 95, and 96.

Citation - Document 97
The Beecher-Tilton Scandal scrapbook, Vol. 1 Part 1
ca. 1874
Brooklyn Public Library – Brooklyn Collection

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