Thursday, November 12, 2009
In honor of Elizabeth Cady Stanton's birthday today
Elizabeth Cady Stanton (November 12, 1815-October26, 1902)was a key leader of the early women's movements, an abolitionist. Although an abolitionist she opposed voting rights for African-American males, over against Frederick Douglas and often with racist language, while at the same time she called for a universal rights, including voting rights for freed African-American women. Her Declaration of Sentiments were read at the first women's rights convention at Seneca Falls, New York in 1848, which declared that men and women were created equal. She worked alongside Susan B. Anthony in their struggles for women's rights.Stanton is also known for writing one of the first feminist critiques of the Bible in the 1890s called the Women's Bible.