Friday, November 12, 2010

Nov 12: Happy 195th Birthday, Elizabeth Cady Stanton!

Elizabeth Cady Stanton was 24 when she attended an anti-slavery convention as a delegate from a local organization. She and the other women delegates were not allowed to participate and were made to sit in a roped off section out of view of the male participants.

"The oppression I saw everywhere swept across my soul, intensified now by many personal experiences."


  1. Hello,

    I just want to point out that the picture above is of Clara Barton, not Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Unfortunately this picture has become commonly misused on the internet. Besides that, great post! Happy birthday ECS!

    Best wishes,
    ~Eric JS

  2. Thank you for this information, Eric! I've corrected the picture accompanying this post to one truly of Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Goes to show what can happen when one (*ahem... me!!!) doesn't fact-check their Google Image searches!

    For anyone curious about the photo originally posted here of Clara Barton, it can be found here along with some info about her: