Today in History
November 12, 1815
Elizabeth Cady Stanton is born in the upstate New York town of Johnstown. Under the tutelage of her father, U.S. Congressman and lawyer Daniel Cady, she becomes convinced that the law discriminates unfairly against women. She famously refuses to use the word "obey" in her marriage vows to abolitionist lawyer, Henry Brewster Stanton. In 1848, she joins activist Lucretia Mott in calling for a convention on women's rights issues at Seneca Falls, where she reads aloud her manifesto advocating for women's right to vote, own property, obtain divorces, pursue higher education and establish professional careers. Cady Stanton's career as a feminist speaker and writer continues for the next 50 years, often in collaboration with another famous woman’s rights activist, Susan B. Anthony.
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