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Exhibition Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight for the Vote

“The Rights of Women,” July 28, 1848. The North Star (Rochester, New York). Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (008.00.00)
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Frederick Douglass Speaks in Support

Elizabeth Cady Stanton documented the historic 1848 women’s rights meeting in Seneca Falls by compiling this scrapbook of contemporary newspaper clippings, which include several from The North Star, founded in 1847 by abolitionist Frederick Douglass (ca. 1817–1895), who escaped from slavery in Maryland and settled in Rochester, New York. Douglass attended the meeting and spoke forcefully in support of Stanton’s resolution for women’s suffrage. His printer also published the pamphlet displayed here.

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