1 510) Her speeches were for oppressed people, she was an abolitionist and a women’s right activist. Along with Harriet Beacher Stowe “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” and Sojourner Truth’s “Ain’t I a Woman speech “ helped to create the public image of the ex-slave an image which still endures today.”(Vol. 1 601) Sojourner Truth . . .
Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton both are leading women’s rights activists during their time; their work influenced the American Peoples’ view on women. They founded one of the earliest pro-women’s rights movements in the country, which was essential in spreading feminism throughout America. Their lifelong battle against inequality to combat slavery and promote feminism through literary works like; 'The Revolution' and the Declaration of Sentiments speeches, succeeded after their death when women got the right to vote. Their efforts in promoting women’s rights to the American people would later be a part of their many foundations such as; National American Women Suffrage Association, and the American Equal Rights
Going back hundreds of years, we can find men and women who bravely stood for the rights of those who were enslaved, imprisoned, and treated unfairly. One of those courageous women was Elizabeth Heyrick, an abolitionist who fought for the freedom of the oppressed and equal rights for all people and devoted her life to social reform.Due to her dedication to the enslaved, she became a prominent female activist of the 1820s and continues to inspire our fight for the oppressed and enslaved today. She wrote political pamphlets about a range of issues, from the Corn Laws to the harsh treatment of vagrants, opposition of war, and corporal punishment. Her message was clear cut. She described the West India planters ''as being like thieves and those who bought their produce, like receivers of stolen
The 19th amendment guaranteed voting rights to all American citizens. This amendment prohibits any American citizen from being denied the right to vote on the basis of gender. It is one of the biggest accomplishments from the women’s rights movement in the United States. The women’s rights movement had been a long and difficult road to gain equality. The women of this movement were fighting for something they believed they deserve.
Suffragettes, wanting the rights of woman to be recognized, recognized the rights that were being given to former slaves and made the case that it was now their time to receive their rights. Several suffragettes such as Susan B. Anthony fought hard to convince the American government to grant woman the right to vote. Anthony presented that "as then, the slaves who got their freedom must take it...through unjust forms of law, precisely so, now, must woman, to get their right to a voice in this government" (document 4). Suffragettes often compared themselves to slaves in relation to the rights that had been stripped from both groups of people. As a result of the civil war suffragettes became more persistent in their pursuit of Liberty and in their relationship with the American
ISTORICAL CONTENT Sojourner Truth was a very strong speaker who had a very strong opinion on women's rights and equality among races. She was born into slavery but fought her way out. She spread the truth about slavery around the nation. In the 1850, slavery was a very important subject in America. The African Americans were solded in the south to plantations to help with farming.
Which led to Alice to learn how to generate publicity. The knowledge Alice gained from being an activist was through arrests, force feedings, imprisonments, and hunger strikes. Alice’s motivation came from the way that we was raised and taught that women were equal to men and whiling growing up she learned how women are truly treated differently from women. The suffragist’s were jailed due to picketing outside the White House. The
Sarah believed that all women should have an opportunity to pursue their own careers and dreams. According to Carol Berkin, “the Grimke sisters were among the first abolitionists to recognize the importance of woman's rights and to speak and write about the cause of female equality.” Sarah fought against gender inequalities by making speeches in front of audiences. She encouraged women to speak their minds. Sarah said, “we began using proportions of our lectures to defend our right to speak. ‘What we claim for ourselves we claim for every woman!’” (Kidd 331).
However, despite their aggressive action for reform, women were frequently hindered as their rights were stripped and their positions were taken for granted. African American women were bound to the institution of slavery, which continued to prevail as a prominent condition of society as the colonies entered the Civil War. Married white women were bound to their husbands by colonial law; their treatment was more humane than African American women, but their rights were still limited by the system. Between the 18th century and the 19th century, the ideology of American womanhood experienced changes which would become crucial to the founding and expansion of the Women’s Rights Movement beginning in 1848.
In America’s history, child labor was fiercely criticized. Many activists of child labor laws and women’s suffrage strived to introduce their own viewpoints to the country. Florence Kelley was a reformer who successfully changed the mindset of many Americans through her powerful and persuading arguments. Florence Kelley’s carefully crafted rhetoric strategies such as pathos, repetition, and sarcasm generates an effective and thought provoking tone that was in favor of women’s suffrage and child labor laws. Florence Kelley uses pathos continuously throughout her speech.
Suffragette was the name granted to these women. One of history’s most famous suffragettes was a woman named Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Stanton accomplished many things in her lifetime. One of her most memorable moments was when she gave the speech The Destructive Male at the 1868 Women’s Suffrage Convention. With this speech she passionately states how the intelligent, wise female is kept from having any involvement in the world and how this affects our nation since
Daughters of an affluent slave owner in Charleston South Carolina, they began by speaking to female audiences. Soon after, they were giving speeches to men and women. These speeches created controversy everywhere the Grimke sisters went. In 1837 in Massachusetts, an association of the state’s most popular Congregational church issued a statement condemning any women “who so far forget themselves as to itinerate in the character of public lecturers and teachers.” Attacks made against them spurred the Grimke’s to make the equality of women a more important part of their message. They began to write and speak about women’s rights as well as abolitionism, a decision which would soon help to split the abolition movement.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton was one of the most influential women in the movement. Lucretia Mott was a Quaker minister and abolitionist. There were three hundred people in attendance and objectives for the women’s rights movement was put into place. (Adams, 2003) However, “negative reaction was expressed all over the country by the press and some members of the clergy, who verbally attacked the organizers of the convention.” (Adams, 2003) Around 1850 Stanton was joined by women’s rights activist Susan B. Anthony, who later went on to create the Women’s New York Temperance Society organization. They fought for basic economic freedoms for women and even lobbied against Congress to include women in the provisions of the 14th and 15th Amendments.
Women have always worked at home, minding the children and cooking for their husband while finding time to make clothes for their family. In the nineteenth century, women got the chance to do things they did at home for money. Women got to spread their wings a little and teach or sew clothes or write for money. They did have trouble getting the right to do so. With the women suffrage movement and the United States needing to do things instead of slaves, women got their independence.