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    Lucy Stone Thesis

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    When you think about women’s rights activists and women involved in the anti-slavery movement in the 19th century, you usually think about Susan B. Anthony, but in reality, there was another woman that was also greatly involved. Her name was Lucy Stone. She was most famous for being the first woman from Massachusetts to earn a bachelor's degree, for being elected president of the State Woman's Suffrage Association of New Jersey, for helping found the American Equal Rights Association, and for being

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    having the same legitimacy as men. Naturally born rights, such as access to equal education, and the right to speak out in public were denied to females. Perhaps, the most powerful right they were denied was the right to vote. Though women were considered inferior and given limited roles in society, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Carry Nation played a crucial role in the movement for women’s rights. Women did not achieve this right immediately, but that did not stop them from fighting

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    However, to do this, they needed such things as the right to vote, own property, serve a jury, and even speak in public. This moment in time is recorded in our history books as the Women’s Suffrage Movement in America. This paper will take a look into some of the hurdles they had to leap at and important people who made major milestones along the way. There are many articles, books, and essays that depicted what really kicked off the women’s suffrage movement. However, I think the most significant

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    issues that are most evident for women during the 1960’s and 1970’s Chicana/o Movement are oppression, machismo, and control over their bodies. Chicana’s encountered oppression from La Raza because they focused on getting equal rights for the men and completely put the women’s needs aside. Women were not accepted by the leaders in the Chicano Movement or the Anglo establishment (Vidal 22). Chicana’s experienced machismo within the Chicano Movement because they were seen useful only to perform sexual

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    What comes to mind when you hear the name, Lucretia Mott? Most people would wonder how to pronounce her name, however, I think of her as a 19th-century hero. Lucretia Mott was never confined by society 's norms. She constantly dared to challenge and change the world around her through her endless amounts of activism. Throughout her 87 years of life, her true and final goal was equality for all. When Lucretia was born in 1793, the United States was highly segregated. Luckily, Lucretia, unlike

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    Stereotypical Symbolism in Neil Gaiman's "How to Talk to Girls at Parties" Today, it is not difficult to understand that some boys have a tough time interacting and communicating with girls, while others have no trouble at all. There are many stereotypes in the world today that play a huge role in determining whether a boy has success with a girl, and in Neil Gaiman's "How to Talk to Girls at Parties", the main characters do a great job of portraying the stereotypes associated with a boy's mood

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    Truth was an influential woman whose legacy of feminism and racial equality still resonates today. Three significant themes represent Sojourner Truth's life: abolition, evangelism, and women’s rights activist. Sojourner Truth was born approximately 1797 in Ulster County, New York. The daughter of James and Betsey, her name was initially “Isabella.” She spent the first thirty years of her life as a slave owned by Colonel Ardinbirgh. She suffered immense agony and despair under slavery with numerous

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    Alice Walker is one of the best known of African-American writers. In 1982, Walker published her most famous novel, The Color Purple. The novel is written in an epistolary form. Ita has also been made into a movie by Steven Spielberg and into a musical. The novel primarily focuses on the problems that the African-American women faced in the 20th century in the south of the United States depicted on the example of Celie, who came through a number of events and finally managed to self-actualize herself

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    The Philosophies of Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois Two black leaders emerged in the tumultuous years following the Civil War - one from the North and one from the South. Both wanted equal rights for blacks but they did not agree on how to attain these changes in American society. These men were Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois. They had similarities but also differences in their upbringing, education, and ideas for a path forward for black Americans at the time. Booker T. Washington

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    Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony were primary leaders of the American women’s movement. Together and separately Stanton and Anthony were extremely influential in the effort toward women’s rights. Both women organized and lectured at several conventions. These conventions ranged from local, state, and national. In fact, Stanton organized the first women’s rights convention in 1848. This convention was located in Stanton’s town of Seneca Falls. She drafted the Declaration of Sentiments at

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    and extraordinary document was drafted by Elizabeth Cady Stanton at the convention for the women`s rights at Seneca Falls in New York on July 19 and 20, 1848. This declaration is a political and written text, given its discursive nature It was the beginning of the feminist movement in United States. In fact, it is believed this Declaration of Sentiments to be the first wave of american feminism, the first step to get rights for women and freedom as well. Based on the Declaration of Independence

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    and extraordinary document was drafted by Elizabeth Cady Stanton at the convention for the women`s rights at Seneca Falls in New York on July 19 and 20, 1848. This declaration is a political and written text, given its discursive nature It was the beginning of the feminist movement in United States. In fact, it is believed this Declaration of Sentiments to be the first wave of american feminism, the first step to get rights for women and freedom as well. Based on the Declaration of Independence

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    Women's Suffrage

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    Women’s Suffrage Women’s Suffrage occurred during the 1840s to the 1920s. Women did not have the right to vote in America until the end of World War I. All kinds of women rallied the movement because they wanted the right to vote. Other countries including, New Zealand and Australia achieved these rights earlier than America, Canada and Great Britain. In America, the movement really got its start during the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848. The Seneca Falls convention was the first convention that

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    some of the essential rights that men had. For instance, women could not own land or have the right to vote. In fact, women could even be fired from the job they currently had if they were pregnant. But just imagine this, if a woman wanted to establish a credit card, she needs her husband to authenticate that for her. And to top it off, women were even denied to go to college because of their gender, even if they have spectacular grades (Katie). Sadly, this is what made up women’s lives for a long period

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    underlying importance of fighting for rights of all people. By the cause of spiritual teachings, human beings felt that they must improve their society by getting rid of everything that they deemed not acceptable. These reforms not only attracted men, but women, such as Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, as well. Women felt the need to take matters into their hands when it came to procuring their rights. In 1848, women did so by holding the Seneca Falls Convention, where they composed the Declaration

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    National Mall Case Study

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    The national mall is located in Washington D.C., in which it serves the purpose to commemorate the memorials in a dignified and symbolic way. The current monuments located in the National mall include the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, World War II Memorial, Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, and DC War Memorial (WWI). Monuments honor a person or an event by showing respect

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    at an 1840 international anti-slavery convention in London. Both rigid abolitionists, Elizabeth was excited at the chance to challenge injustice. Unfortunately, she and other women were excluded from the meatier conversations. One of the women Elizabeth met through this ordeal was the notorious Lucretia Mott, who decided that women should make their own convention. That

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    Elizabeth Cady Stanton was a nineteenth century woman’s suffrage and civil rights activist of which she held strong beliefs in exalting the rights of women during this time era. Stanton was born in Johnstown, New York, November 1815 into a socially well-known family within this community, where she was also placed into the highest forms of education that women and girls could receive for this time period. Stanton’s education began at Johnstown Academy and then continued at Emma Willard’s Troy Female

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    Isabella Baumfree was born in 1797. On June 1, 1843, she changed her name to Sojourner Truth. Truth was one of the main leaders of the abolition movement and an early women's rights activist. She became a Methodist and preached on the abolition of slavery. In 1844, she joined an organization which supported women's rights along with religious tolerance and pacifism. Women were considered the property of their husbands. “What happened to a woman’s wages or property holdings in marriage: They were

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    Susan B. Anthony (Susan Brownell Anthony) Susan B. Anthony was a prominent feminist author who started the movement of women’s suffrage and she was also the president of the National American Women Suffrage Association. Anthony was in favor of abolitionism as she was a fierce activist in the anti-slavery movement before the civil war. Susan Anthony was born on February 15, 1820, in Adams, Massachusetts, and before becoming a famous feminist figure, she worked as a teacher. Anthony grew up in

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