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Contact: Jamie Wolfe, 315.568.0024
Contact: David Malone, 315.568.5302
Seneca Falls, NY – Women's Rights National Historical Park will offer a special program entitled "Henry B. Stanton: The Great Man behind the Great Woman" presented by Linda C. Frank, Ph. D. on Saturday, June 29, at1:00 pmin the Wesleyan Chapel. A birthday cake will be served in the visitor center following the program. 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.
"The park is very excited to offer this unique program," said David Malone, Acting Chief of Interpretation and Education. "The Stantons had a more modern marriage than any of their contemporaries and Linda Frank will provide an interesting perspective on this reform and private partnership. Everyone is invited to join the program and bring your questions," added Malone.
Linda C. Frank received her Ph. D from UCLA in 2012 and has spent more than a decade researching the Stantons' marriage. Frank is the Cayuga County Historian and teaches college level United States history.
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