Suffragettes:Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Alice Stokes Paul,Lucy Burns;Carrie Chapman Catt, Julie Ward Howe

Carol RoachStarred Page By Carol Roach, 10th Mar 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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I have previously written about women not being persons under the law. This series is about the women's suffragette movement in Britain and the USA.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902)

Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902)

Elizabeth Cady Stanton
was an abolitionist often said to have initiated the first women's Suffrage movement in the USA. She did not narrow her activism to voting, she was interested in all women's issues; property rights, birth and custody rights, divorce, income rights, women's finances, employment rights and even birth control. She was also involved in the temperance movement.

Alice Stokes Paul

Alice Stokes Paul (1885-1977)

Alice Stokes Paul was instrumental in her work to get the 14th amendment passed. She was a suffragist. Paul and her colleagues created the National Women's Party in 1916, and mimicked the early parades and demonstrations of their British counterparts, including mass meetings, picketing and hunger strikes. She was imprisoned in a psychiatric ward and forced fed raw eggs, through a plastic tube because she refused to eat.

Alice Paul was the original writer of a proposed 1923 Equal Rights Amendment. She was said to be against abortion. Though there is no actual proof that she was.

Lucy Burns

Lucy Burns (1879-1966)

Lucy Burns was a close friend of Alice Stokes Paul and involved in the same activities as Paul. Of all the suffragists Lucy was the one that spent the most time in jail for sticking up for women's rights.

Carrie Chapman Catt

Carrie Chapman Catt (1859-1947)

Carrie Chapman Catt was also instrumental in the women's suffrage movement and the subsequent 14th Amendment allowing women the right to vote. She founded the League of Women Voters in 1920. She started up The International Woman's Suffrage Alliance in 1902. She was also an anti war activist.

Julie Ward Howe

Julie Ward Howe (1786-1839)

She was an abolitionist and wrote the Battle Hymn of the Republic. She was also a social activist and a poet. She was accredited with the founding of Mother's day with her Mother's Day Proclamation.

The final installment of the series of suffragettes on both sides the Atlantic Ocean will focus on the women's right to vote in Canada.

Some links to previous articles

Suffragettes were the early champions of women's rights:

British Suffragettes of the early 20th Century

All photos taken from the public domain

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author avatar Yvette van Niekerk
10th Mar 2015 (#)

wow interesting article, thank you for sharing

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author avatar Kingwell
10th Mar 2015 (#)

Another great post about women who fought for equal rights. Blesings.

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author avatar ORourkeDesigns
10th Mar 2015 (#)

Great history on those very powerful women and I love the old photos Carol this is a great read my dear!

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author avatar Eve Sherrill York
12th Mar 2015 (#)

We owe them all a lot.

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