Influential Leaders Of Women 's Suffrage

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Some of the more prominent leaders were; Lucretia Mott, Susan B. Anthony, Emmeline Pankhurst and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. These influential leaders involved in Women 's Suffrage helped to improve the quality of life in the 1920’s by fighting for equality, and driving congress to pass the 19th amendment that gave women the strength and courage to stand up for themselves. Elizabeth Cady Stanton, born in 1815 Johnstown, New York, was an American feminist who organized the first women’s rights convention at the Wesleyan Chapel in Seneca Falls. On July 19th, 200 women met at this chapel to discuss the social, civil, and religious condition and rights of woman (History.com Staff). During the convention, Stanton rallied up all of the women and read “The Declaration of Sentiments and Grievances”. On the second day men were invited to attend. However, surprisingly Mott and Stanton were both banned from the convention. This sparked fires inside both of them, Stanton was infuriated, motivating her to found the women’s rights movement, National Women’s Loyal League, and the National Woman Suffrage Association. Lucretia Mott was born on January 3, 1793, and died on November 11, 1880. Mott is known to be one of the first Americans to publicly advocate equal rights for women. She was at the top of her class at Friend’s boarding school- a school that Cady Stanton and Susan Anthony attended. Before serving the women during the early 1800’s, she worked as an organized aid during the civil war,
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