Elizabeth Cady Stanton was an American social activist, suffragist, abolitionist, and leading figure of the early women’s rights movement. Her Declaration of Sentiments, presented at the Seneca Falls Convention held in 1848 in Seneca Falls, New York, is often credited with initiating the first organized women’s rights and women’s suffrage movements in the United States.
Unlike many of those involved in the women’s rights movement, Stanton addressed various issues pertaining to women beyond voting rights. Her concerns included women’s parental and custody rights, property rights, employment and income rights, divorce, the economic health of the family, and birth control.
In her role as Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Rebecca speaks on topics that are relevant now because of what happened then. Selected topics include:
- The Tale of Seneca Falls - puts this historical event in perspective, and how a small group of housewives and mothers came together and started a movement.
- We Now Demand Our Rights – Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s 1848 Speech At Seneca Falls, NY [Re-Enacted In Costume]
- Lightening - Flash History of the Women's Suffrage Movement. - This is a fast paced slide show of history from 1775 to 1920.
- Sovereignty Of Self – Being Personally Responsible For Making Your Way In The World
- The Friendship That Changed The World – Examining The Friendship Between Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton
- Listen To This Mother – Examining Balance Between Career and Child Rearing
A typical program might be The Tale of Seneca Falls followed by the speech from 1848, and then the audience can ask questions of Elizabeth.
For more information or to schedule one of these unique talks and/or re-enactments for your organization, please contact Rebecca Now.