Susan B Anthony Not For Ourselves Alone Summary

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Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony was a slow paced documentary, but I found it to be interesting and full of information I did not know. What I like about Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony is that they were different from each other, while complementing each other at the same time. They were both bold and independent, but they lived different lives, which meant they each brought something unique to the table. Stanton grew up in a wealthy family and was discouraged from getting an education from her father. Anthony on the other hand was seen as equal to men and was encouraged to receive an education from her father. Stanton was married and had seven children, while Anthony never got married or had children. It was interesting to see that two different individuals could form a powerful bond in order to make a change. I loved when the documentary stated that Stanton was the words, while Anthony was the legs. I think it is a powerful statement…show more content…
I understand that slavery was a major problem and that it was important for him to free the slaves, but that does not justify belittling someone else’s fight. Frederick Douglass supported women’s rights, and he attended the first women’s rights convention in Seneca Falls, NY. Stanton and Anthony fought against The Emancipation Proclamation because it did not help all slaves. Anthony also fed, sheltered, and helped Harriet Tubman get slaves into Canada because she felt it was the right thing to do. Stanton and Anthony tried to help slaves; therefore Douglass could have fought harder for women’s rights. Women did not receive the right to vote until seventy- two years (November 2, 1920) after the first women’s rights convention, and unfortunately Stanton and Anthony never had the chance to
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