Henry B. Stanton: The Great Man Behind the Great Woman
Contact: David Malone, 315-568-0024
Seneca Falls, NY – The great genius behind the First Women's Right Convention was Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and it marked her entrance into the women's rights movement. What did her spouse think of all this? Was he supportive? Was he also a women's rights activist?
On Saturday, June 28th, the National Park Service at Women's Rights National Historical Park will offer a special programentitled"Henry B. Stanton: The Great Man behind the Great Woman" presented by Linda C. Frank, Ph. D. The program will begin at 1:30 pm in the Wesleyan Chapel at 136 Fall Street, Seneca Falls. The program is offered free of charge and the public is invited to attend.
The program explores the life of Henry B. Stanton, an abolitionist and reformer in his own right for more than a decade before his marriage to Elizabeth Cady in 1840. In the early years of his reform career, Henry Stanton faced over 200 violent pro-slavery mobs, aided freedom seeking slaves, organized local and regional antislavery societies, and raised thousands of dollars for the abolitionist cause. Henry Stanton's reform career continued throughout the couple's 47-year marriage, and this program highlights his role as a reformer, husband, and father.
Linda C. Frank received her Ph. D from UCLA and has spent more than a decade researching the Stantons' marriage. Frank is the Cayuga County Historian and teaches college level courses in United States history.
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