Johnstown in Fulton County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Birthplace of Elizabeth
Cady Stanton, 1815 - 1902
Pioneer of Women's Rights
A Leader in the Women's
George E. Pataki, Governor
Erected by New York State.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Civil Rights • Government & Politics • Women.
Location. 43° 0.4′ N, 74° 22.359′ W. Marker is in Johnstown, New York, in Fulton County. Marker is on North Market Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Johnstown NY 12095, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Elizabeth Cady Stanton (a few steps from this marker); Historic Johnstown (within shouting distance of this marker); Grave of Sir William Johnson (within shouting distance of this marker); Lest We Forget (within shouting distance of this marker); Founder of Johnstown (within shouting distance of this marker); Superintendent of Indian Affairs A Military Commander (within shouting distance of this marker); A Colonial (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Johnstown.
Regarding Women's Rights.
Fulton County's most famous daughter recognized as a child the injustices women in her society had to endure. In Elizabeth's autobiography, she refers to her childhood experiences that "changed considerably the current of my life." She learned about laws that were unfavorable to women in her father's law office, and wanted to cut them out of the law books. It was her father, Judge Daniel Cady, who told her she would have to prepare a speech and go to Albany to talk to legislators if she wanted to make a change. She would do this in 1854 to advocate for women's rights In 1884 she would return to Johnstown with Susan B. Anthony to work on the third volume of the History of Woman Suffrage. During this time, she and Susan cast votes in the local school board election. It was here in Johnstown that Elizabeth was born, and inspired to work for women's rights, and became a mother herself.
Additional keywords. Women's Rights Womens' Rights
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