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Angelina Grimké (1805-1879) was an abolitionist and feminist activist famous for her path-breaking speaking tour of 1837-1838. Born in South Carolina into a prominent slave-owning family, Grim...
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902) was a leader of the nineteenth-century women's movement, an organizer of the first women's rights convention at Seneca Falls, and an early advocate of female suff...
Alice Paul (1885-1977) was instrumental in securing women's right to vote under the Nineteenth Amendment and drafted the Equal Rights Amendment. Born in New Jersey, Paul's social philosophy was sha...
Betty Friedan (1921-2006) wrote The Feminine Mystique, launching the modern women's rights movement, and was the founding president of the National Organization for Women. Born in Illinois, Friedan...
Phyllis Schlafly (1924- ) is a conservative activist best known for her opposition to the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment during the 1970s. Born in St. Louis, she graduated from Washingt...
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