Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Racism within the Suffrage Movement
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About the Event
This was a video recording of Laura Free's talk 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 told of a time when whiteness and male were synonymous with citizenship. She described 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 was produced by the 1816 Farmington Quaker Meetinghouse Museum and may be used for educational purposes only. It was available until December 31, 2020 on our YouTube channel. To access the video, please send a request to us via email.