Amelia Bloomer introduced Susan B. Anthony to Elizabeth Cady Stanton in Seneca Falls, New York in 1851. Bloomer was a publisher and activist.
What if Amelia Bloomer hadn’t introduced Susan B.Anthony to Elizabeth Cady Stanton in Seneca Falls, NY in 1851? An interesting question, about which there are many opinions. This 3-minute video lays out “The Introduction” and how Anthony and Stanton spent the next fifty years working together. Seneca Falls, New York and the upstate Finger Lakes region is considered the “cradle” of the women’s rights movement in the United States. Seneca Falls is a year-round travel destination that also includes the National Women’s Hall of Fame located there that is raising money for a new location in the town. Those visiting Seneca Falls, NY take note of the statue of Amelia Bloomer introducing Susan B. Anthony to Elizabeth Cady Stanton, a gift to Seneca Falls, NY by the State of New York during the administration of George Pataki. The statue is entitled, “When Anthony met Stanton” by sculptor A.E. Ted Aub.
Production: Suffrage Wagon News Channel, 2018. Zita Jefferson: Piano.
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Celebrating Susan B. Anthony’s birthday is a tradition that began in her lifetime and continues to this day. This 199th birthday party and fundraiser for the National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House will take place February 13, 2019 at the Joseph A. Floreano Riverside Convention Center, 123 E. Main Street, Rochester, NY. The keynote speaker for the 2019 Susan B. Anthony Birthday Luncheon will be Dr. Irma McClaurin, co-chair of 2018 Seneca Falls Revisited Conference & Retreat held in Rochester, past president of Shaw University, activist anthropologist, black feminist speaker and author, and diversity champion and consultant. She is alsothe founder of the Irma McClaurin Black Feminist Archive in collaboration with the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
“We are setting the stage for 2020 when we celebrate the centennial of the 19th Amendment, Susan B. Anthony’s 200th birthday, and the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Anthony Museum,” says Deborah L. Hughes, President & CEO of the National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House. “Dr. McClaurin will challenge us to move boldly into 2020, furthering the causes of human rights that are a cornerstone of Anthony’s legacy.”
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LetsRockTheCradle.com is a public service provided to the news media, policy makers, citizens, and all those interested in the national suffrage centennial in 2020 that will celebrate the first wave of the women’s rights movement in the United States. LetsRockTheCradle.com started as a blogging tour of the Finger Lakes region of New York State in 2013 by Marguerite Kearns and Olivia Twine in order to bring to the attention of the public the long and difficult struggle for women to win voting rights and the urgent need for public education about this time in US history.