We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal …. // The history of mankind is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations on the part of man toward woman, having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over her.
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Source Notes: Declaration of Sentiments, First Woman’s Rights Convention (Seneca Falls, New York), 19 July 1848
Elizabeth Cady Stanton (November 12, 1815 October 26, 1902) was a social activist, and a leading figure of the early women's rights movement in the United States. With her husband, Henry Stanton and cousin, Gerrit Smith, Elizabeth Cady Stanton was also active in the anti-slavery Abolitionist movement. Stanton had a strong friendship with abolitionist and former slave Frederick Douglass.
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