19th Century Reformers

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Elizabeth Cady Stanton

  • A leader in the women's rights movement.
  • Participated in the Seneca Falls Convention of 1848.
  • The architect and author of the movement's most important strategies and documents.
  • Famous speech named Solitude of Self.

William Lloyd Garrison

  • Joined the Abolitionist movement at 25 years old
  • Worked for the Newburyport Herald as a writer and editor
  • Author of The Liberator


Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • American lecturer and poet.
  • Led the Transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century.
  • More than 1,500 lectures in the United States.