Women’s Suffrage – Mixed Media Painting

$1,875.00

Who were they?

Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B Anthony were the most prominent members of the Women’s Suffrage Movement. Although they were from different backgrounds and different financial and familial situations, they were able to come together to use their similarities to aid their ailing nation.

What did they do?

Beginning as Abolitionists, Mott and Stanton attended the World Anti-Slavery Convention in London in 1840. After not being allowed to speak because of their gender, the women started working on women’s rights. Stanton drafted a Declaration of Sentiments, in which she called for equal rights for men and women. She later teamed up with Susan B Anthony who, being single and childless, traveled around the country giving speeches on women’s suffrage while Stanton wrote those speeches and tended to her own children.

Why does that matter?

Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B Anthony fought hard for a number of unpopular ideals in their day including: freedom for all African American slaves, gender neutral divorce laws, increased economic opportunities for women and Black folk, the right for women to serve on juries and, of course, a woman’s right to vote. They were all influential in two of the movements that led this country toward freedom and equality for all people.

 

48″x32″
Mixed Media on Board
(watercolor, acrylic, collage)

1 in stock

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