ELIZABETH CADY STANTON #100travelHERS
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Birth: November 12, 1815; Johnstown, New York
Death: October 26, 1902; New York City
Occupation: Women’s rights activist
Notable journeys: While on her honeymoon, traveled to London in June 1840 to attend the World’s Anti-Slavery Convention, where she Lucretia Mott, who inspired Stanton to strengthen her commitment to equality. The two discussed the idea of a women’s rights convention in America, which eventually became the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848, a pivotal moment in the formal organization of the suffrage movement.
Notable work: The Woman’s Bible; Eighty Years and More
Quote: “The history of the past is but one long struggle upward to equality.”