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.