Known as a founder of the women's rights movement for her work organizing the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention, Elizabeth Cady Stanton is celebrated as a hero for women's equality. Stanton dedicated over 50 years of her life leading the fight to secure women's rights to vote, own property, attend college, and more. Her legacy is also complicated by the way she handled the issue of race in the women's suffrage movement. In this program Mary Berry, 1st Vice President of the League of Women Voters will interview Dr. Melinda Grube as Elizabeth Cady Stanton discussing her life and work as a suffragist and freethinker, her life growing up in the Capital Region, and the relationships she had with Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass. The 45-minute presentation will be followed by a discussion facilitated by Dr. Grube as Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
Melinda Grube, PhD, a descendant of a Seneca Falls abolitionist family, has followed an educational path inspired by women’s rights history. Dr. Grube is an adjunct lecturer of history at Cayuga Community College and has portrayed Elizabeth Cady Stanton for educational programs, lectures, and events in Seneca Falls and throughout New York State for more than a decade.
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The presentation will be offered live via Zoom with a Q&A session. All participants will receive the Zoom link one hour before the lecture to the email used during registration.
This program was funded in part by Humanities New York with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.