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Stanton, Elizabeth

Born: 1815 AD
Died: 1902 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Activists, Political Activists

1815 – She was born this year.

1840 – She married Henry Staton this year.

1848 – She is believed to be the driving force behind this year’s Convention, and for the next fifty years played a leadership role in the women’s rights movement. Soon after their marriage they traveled to London, where Henry Stanton was a delegate to the World Anti-Slavery Convention. There she met Lucretia Mott, the Quaker teacher who served in many of the associated Temperance, Anti-Slavery, and Women’s Rights organizations with which Stanton is associated.

1876 – Almost thirty years after the Seneca Falls Convention, Stanton and Gage authored the Declaration of Rights of the Women of the United States, which Anthony presented, uninvited, at the Centennial celebration in Washington in this year.

1902 – This year Elizabeth Cady Standon died and like Anthony and Gage, did not live to see women’s suffrage in the United States. She is nonetheless regarded as one of the true major forces in the drive toward equal rights for women in the United States and throughout the world.


1995 – The statue of Stanton, Mott and Anthony housed in the US Capitol was used as the symbol of the American Delegation to the 1995 Peking Conference.