Abolitionist and Suffragist
Why, Who, and What do we need to
• A person or group that called for the end of
• Led to the Abolitionist Movement
• Several key leaders arose out of this movement.
They argued that slavery was cruel and should be
stopped. Powerful southern landowners did not
want slavery to end. They depended on slaves for
labor on their plantations. Many people in the
North supported the movement
• Many women wanted the same rights as men.
This led to the suffrage movement.
• Demanded that women be given the right to
• Key leader: Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
• Stanton helped to organize the first
women’s rights convention in 1848.
• “Have it we must. Use it, we will.”
• 18 years after her death in 1920 the
19th Amendment granted women
the right to vote.
• Sojourner Truth was an African
American abolitionist. She also
supported women’s rights.
• Born a slave, but escaped to
• Spoke at a Women’s rights
convention and said, “Ain’t I a
• Brain Pop: Suffrage Movement &
• Elizabeth Leads The Way by Tanya Lee Stone
• A Picture Book of Harriet Tubman by David A.
• A Picture Book of Sojourner Truth by David A.
• Only Passing Through: The Story of Sojourner
Truth by Anne Rockwell
Compare the three women.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Harriet Tubman