A well-educated married mother of 7, Cady Stanton found time to author an autobiography, books on women’s suffrage, and articles on women and religion. In 1869 she helped form the National Women’s Suffrage Association (NWSA) and served as its president until 1890. She traveled extensively to give lectures and speeches on women’s rights. In 1870, she gave a lecture here in Oxford at Miami University titled, “Our Girls.” Her brother-in law, Robert Stanton was president of the university at the time.
In 2015, a Historical Marker was placed at Bonham House on the corner of Spring and Oak Streets, commemorating her visit and her work as a suffragist. The League of Women Voters of Oxford applied for the marker and helped fund its creation.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s vision was realized almost 20 years after her death with the passing of the 19th amendment, which gave women the right to vote.
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