Moment #005: Early Women's Rights
POSTED ON: May 8, 2019
The Tenth National Woman's Rights Convention convenes in the Great Hall over May 10 and 11. Between six and eight hundred people reportedly attend, including Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony.
"Can a woman be said to have a right to life, if all means of self-protection are denied her….Can she be said to have a right to liberty, when another citizen may have the legal custody of her person ….Can any citizen be said to have the right to the pursuit of happiness, whose inalienable rights are denied; who is disenfranchised from all the privileges of citizenship…?"
Elizabeth Cady Stanton to the Tenth National Woman's Rights Convention