When Anthony Met Stanton Statue

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    ‘When Anthony Met Stanton’ is a bronze sculpture commemorating a historic moment – the first time Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton met in May 1851. The event occurred after an anti-slavery meeting, which Anthony, Stanton, and Amelia Bloomer attended.
    As presented in the sculpture, Bloomer is standing in the center, introducing between Anthony (on the left side) and Stanton (on the right side). Bloomer and Stanton are wearing their ‘reform dresses’ – a knee-length skirt over pantaloons, known as ‘bloomers’ after bloomer herself. Stanton is holding a book, as an expression of being the intellectual force behind the movement. This moment was the beginning of the friendship and cooperation of the two leaders of the Women’s Rights Movement, which fought for voting and equal rights for women.
    The sculptor was created by Professor A. E. ‘Ted’ Aub and dedicated in Seneca Falls on July 18, 1998, in honor of the 150th anniversary of the first women’s rights convention which held in Seneca Falls, New York on July 19–20, 1848.

    Susan B Anthony - Speech on Voting Rights For Women - Womans Rights Movement

    This video includes definitions of wording to help promote an easy understanding as you listen along. It also includes pictures of Susan B Anthony. Great for younger viewers. Click the "CC" button at the bottom right to read along.

    Susan B. Anthony Facts Leading Up To Her 1873 Speech on Voting Rights for Women:

    In 1869 Susan B. Anthony and her close friend, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, founded the National Woman Suffrage Association and campaigned for a constitutional amendment for universal suffrage in America.

    Following the adoption for the 14th Amendment in 1868 which stated: “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdictions thereof, are citizens of the United States and the State wherein they reside” - Susan B. Anthony argued that that this gave women the right to vote and in fact she and 14 other women voted in the 1872 presidential election.

    They were all arrested.

    But only Susan B. Anthony was indicted. In the several months between her indictment and her trial she traveled to various towns giving a speech to gain support for her position. That speech was titled: Is it a Crime for a Citizen of the United States to Vote?


    *In 1873 Susan B. Anthony on women's right to vote
    *Susan B. Anthony for Kids
    *Womans Rights Movement
    *Woman Suffrage Movement
    *Susan B Anthony quote
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    Address: East Bayard Street and Spring Street, Seneca Falls, New York, 13148
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