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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Women Who Fought for the Right to Vote Susan B. Anthony 1820-1906 Born to a Quaker family in Massachusetts. Raised to be independent and outspoken: Her parents, like many Quakers, believed that men and women should study, live and work as equals. Believed in commitingoneself in stopping cruelty and injustice in the world. Elizabeth Cady Stanton 1815-1902 Believed women needed to pursue equality for themselves before they could seek it for others. Organized the first womens-rights convention in Seneca Falls,New York in 1848 Advocated for the reform ofmarriage and divorce laws, the expansion of education for girls and the adoptionof less confining clothing so that women could be more active. Ida B. Wells1862-1931 In 1913, she triedto join a suffrage parade, but some white suffragists refused to march alongside blacks. Her experience showed that to many white suffragists, equality did not apply to everyone. Early suffrage activists had generally supported racial equality, (most were abolitionists before they were feminists) but by the beginning of the 20th century, many middle-class white people onlyembraced the suffragists cause because they believed that their women would guarantee white supremacy. Wrote about racist violence, campaigning for anti-lynching laws and organizing on behalf of many civil rights causes, including woman suffrage. Best known for refusing tochange her last name when she married the abolitionist Henry Blackwell in 1855. In 1871, Stone and Blackwell began to publish the weekly feminist newspaper The Womans Journal. Became a traveling lecturer for the American Anti-Slavery Societyadvocating, she said, not for the slave only, but for suffering humanity everywhere. Especially do I mean to labor for the elevation of my sex. Lucy Stone1818-1893
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