Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Pioneer of rights for women

Today according to Australian Eastern Standard Time when this item was posted
1856 Harriot Eaton Stanton Blatch (d. November 20, 1940), American women's rights and peace activist and author (A Woman's Point of View; Some Roads to Peace; Challenging Years). Due to her organizing abilities, 20,000 people marched in the parade down Fifth Avenue in New York in 1914, organized by the Women's Political Union, which she founded.

Blatch worked with her mother Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B Anthony in completing their History of Woman Suffrage, contributing a large chapter on Lucy Stone's American Woman Suffrage Association, a rival organization to Elizabeth Cady Stanton's and Susan B Anthony's National Woman Suffrage Association ...

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