Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902) • suffragist, abolitionist, author, lecturer • fought for wage equality, divorce and property rights for all women • co-organized the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848, launching the first women’s rights movement in the US, • wrote The Declaration of Sentiments, expanding the Declaration of Independence adding “all men and women are created equal” and advocating for women’s suffrage. • co-created the National Woman Suffrage Association, active president 1869-1890
In 1920, the US Constitution’s 19th Amendment was ratified—declaring no citizen could be denied the right to vote based on their sex. For more than 100 years, women’s suffrage supporters fought for this right. However, the racially divided movement did not address the intersecting inequalities of race, class, and ethnicity. As we acknowledge the movement’s flaws, we also celebrate everyone who worked to give women the chance to transform this country with their votes.
• medium size notebook
• cover is letterpress printed in teal blue ink with original illustration on 100# ledger green paper
• 64 blank 100% recycled pages
• sewn stitched binding on the left in red thread
• measures 4.25”x6” with two rounded corners