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    Women's Rights

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Harriot Stanton Blatch

Elizabeth Cady Stanton holding her daughter Harriot in 1856.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton with daughter Harriot, 1856.

Library of Congress

Harriot Stanton Blatch (1856 – 1940) was the second daughter and sixth child of Elizabeth Cady and Henry Stanton. She was born in the family home at 32 Washington Street, Seneca Falls on January 20, 1856. After graduating from Vassar College in 1878 she went on a lecturing circuit with her mother and helped write Volume II of the History of Woman Suffrage. In 1882 she married William Blatch and they lived in England until 1902. After returning to the States, Blatch joined the Women’s Trade Union League, the National American Woman Suffrage Association, founded the Equity League of Self-Supporting Women, and later the Women’s Political Union and the National Woman’s Party. She supported the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment.

 
Harriot Stanton Blatch giving a speech in a crowd of men wearing hats.
Harriot Stanton Blatch
Library of Congress
 
Harriot Stanton Blatch
Harriot Stanton Blatch
Library of Congress

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