Similarities Between Sojourner Truth And Susan B Anthony

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Sojourner Truth (1797 –1883) born as Isabella Baumfree, belonged to the second generation of slaves Dutch landowner in Ulster County, New York. In 1827 she fled in New York and worked as a maid. She joined the group of evangelicals in New York and became a member of the African Zionist church. In 1843, she took the name Sojourner Truth, and became a traveling preacher. Later she met the abolitionist and through them she included herself in the women 's rights movement. Sojourner was so gifted with public speaking skills that she could silence every man who opposed women. The interconnection between anti-slavery, women’s rights and race are visible in her activism. She is famous by her speech in Akron, Ohio in 1851 at the Women’s Rights Convention…show more content…
Anthony both were one of the first white women abolitionists and suffragists. They met in 1851 and since then became co-workers in the field of women’s rights and abolitionism. Elizabeth comparable to the other women in that period gained formal education, while Anthony originated from Quaker family and had been influenced by her abolitionist father. They both were active in abolitionist group Garrisonian along with known men abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick Douglass and Parker Pillsbury. Stanton participated at World Anti-Slavery Convention in London in 1840 jointly with Garrison and she was denied to give an official speech due to her sex and requested to sit in back part a part from the view of present men. Although she had a huge support from men from the group, the other men abolitionist still opposed women’s participation in abolitionism. In 1848 in Seneca Falls Convention she drafted the Declaration of Sentiments modeled on the Declaration of Independence where she stressed the inferior status of women and demanded voting rights for women claiming that men and women are equal. The Declaration passed and thus represented a big step forward for gaining the civil, social, political, rights of women. She advocated for universal suffrage for white and black women and later she opposed to Frederick Douglas, who signed the Declaration of Sentiments but did not support the universal suffrage and thought that it is less important than black male suffrage. Later she started to publish a weekly newspaper Revolution jointly with Anthony and Parker Pillsbury. The Revolution according to one Connecticut journalist “is edited by two old and ugly ladies men, Mr. Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Mrs. Parker Pillsbury, and published by Mr. Susan B. Anthony “(Robertson, 1992:33). Stanton and Anthony were one of founders of Woman’s State Temperance Society, proposing that drunkenness of men is sufficient reason for divorce. They got
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