Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Racism within the Suffrage Movement
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About the Event
This is a video recording of Laura Free's event held at the Granger Homestead in Canandaigua, NY on September 12, 2020. Free is Associate Professor and Chair, Department of History, Hobart & William Smith Colleges, and author of "Suffrage Reconstructed: Gender, Race and Voting Rights in the Civil War Era."
In this presentation, Free tells of a time when whiteness and were synonymous with citizenship, She describes how that time and the introduction of the word "male" to the Constitution in the 14th Amendment, led Stanton and Susan B. Anthony to make a tactical shift in their crusade for suffrage, with divisive, long-lasting effects.
This video has been produced by the 1816 Farmington Quaker Meetinghouse Museum for educational purposes only and should be used as such. This video was available until December 31, 2020.
For more information on similar topics, and to see the video recordings of the other two events in our three-part series on "Struggle for Women's Suffrage and Race," please check our website. The other two events in the series will be held on October 10 and 25 at Sonnenberg Gardens; while the event itself is free, the Gardens do have a gate fee, which will be reduced to half price for the events.