Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Elizabeth Cady Stanton was the leader of the first organized women's suffrage movement in the US and, along with fellow activist Lucretia Mott, organized the first-ever women's rights convention in the U.S. in Seneca Falls, New York in 1848. She also founded, along with co-founder Susan B. Anthony, the National Women's Suffrage Association. For the next fifty years, Stanton dedicated her life to the fight for women's rights and suffrage and served as one of the movement's most important leaders. For more stories about the women's suffrage movement, visit our Women's History section.