Antoinette Brown Blackwell

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  • ''We fully believed, so soon as we saw that woman's suffrage was right, every one would soon see the same thing, and that in a year or two, at farthest, it would be granted.''
    Antoinette Brown Blackwell (1825-1921), U.S. suffragist. As quoted in "Common Sense" Applied to Woman Suffrage, ch. 1, by Mary Putnam Jacobi (1894). Blackwell made this comment at the 1894 Woman's Rights Convention, recalling the first such convention, which had been held forty-six years earlier at Seneca Falls, New York. Not until 1920Mor seventy-two years after Seneca Falls—would the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution grant American women the vote.
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  • ''Slavery is malignantly aristocratic.''
    Antoinette Brown Blackwell (1825-1921), U.S. minister, suffragist, abolitionist, and temperance advocate. As quoted in History of Woman Suffrage, vol. 2, ch. 16, by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Matilda Joslyn Gage (1882). Speaking on May 14, 1863, at a national convention of the Woman's National Loyal League.

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