Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Abolitionist, Social Activist, Women's Suffrage Movement Leader

A leading figure in the early women's rights movement, Elizabeth Cady Stanton was a social activist and abolitionist. She is credited with organizing the first women's suffrage movement in the United States. While concerned with women's rights to vote, she also worked on other women's issues such as property rights, employment rights, custody rights and birth control. 

For more information, please read, "Elizabeth Cady Stanton: Wife, Mother, Revolutionary Thinker" by Peggy Solic on the Origins: Current Events in Historical Perspective web site.

Birth Location: 
Johnstown, New York
Birth Date: 
November 12, 1815
Death Location: 
New York, New York
Death Date: 
October 26, 1902