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Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902) reminds us that without activity and organization, great ambitions will never be achieved. In 1848 Stanton was one of the organizers of the Seneca Falls Convention, which kick-started the American women’s rights movement. In particular she campaigned for the right for women to vote, but she also called for equality between genders more broadly. With her close friend Susan B. Anthony, she founded the National Woman Suffrage Association, which would eventually help secure the Nineteenth Amendment.

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