Prominent Women

Watching the line-up of impressive women speakers last night, I was reminded of an newspaper article I had read earlier in the day about the first international gathering of women with a sub-headline:  “Prominent Women who will Speak During the Week.  The event was organized by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony in 1888  to celebrated the fortieth anniversary of the first women’s rights convention and to energize and connect activists, women who had been “emancipated” from “traditions that required her to keep silent.”   These sketches of ECS and SBA and nine other women illustrated the article (Evening Star, Washington, D.C., March 24, 1888)

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