September 18, 2019

Today in History: Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Today in History–November 12–the Library of Congress features women's rights leader Elizabeth Cady Stanton, born on this date in 1815. The daughter of a judge, Stanton was devoted to her studies but her higher education aspirations were thwarted because of her gender. This experience helped inform her philosophy on individual rights. She later became a leader, together with Susan B. Anthony, of the woman suffrage movement and served as president of the National Woman Suffrage Association and its … [Read more...]

Today in History: Susan B. Anthony

Today in History–March 8–the Library of Congress features Susan B. Anthony, who addressed Congress on the right of women to vote on this day in 1884. It was the sixteenth time woman suffrage supporters appeared before Congress but it would take decades more until women finally earned the constitutional right to vote. Learn more by visiting the Today in History section, then clicking the links below. Susan B. Anthony Supports Women's Suffrage Amendment from America's Library Susan B. … [Read more...]

Today in History: Political Debates

Today in History–October 21–the Library of Congress features political debates, highlighting the final round of the Kennedy-Nixon presidential debate which was televised on this day in 1960. Learn more about these "Great Debates", the Lincoln-Douglas debates, and the role of radio in presidential debates and addresses of the 1920s and 1930s by visiting the Today in History section then click the links below to access more related primary sources. Political Cartoons and Public Debates primary … [Read more...]

Today in History: The Seneca Falls Convention

  Today in History–July 20–the Library of Congress features day two of the Seneca Falls Convention, the first women's rights convention, which was held July 19-20 in 1848 in Seneca Falls, New York. Find out more about the fascinating women who convened there and their long struggle for equality visiting the Today (July 19) in History and Today (July 20) in History sections, then click the links below to access more resources related to the convention and woman suffrage. Day two of the … [Read more...]