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					Abolitionist and Suffragist
       Movements
Why, Who, and What do we need to
             know!
                Abolitionists
• A person or group that called for the end of
  slavery
• 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
   Harriet Tubman




               Video Clip
Video Clip
         Suffrage Movement
• Many women wanted the same rights as men.
  This led to the suffrage movement.
• Demanded that women be given the right to
  vote.
• 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.




   Video clip
             Sojourner Truth
• Sojourner Truth was an African
  American abolitionist. She also
  supported women’s rights.
• Born a slave, but escaped to
  freedom.
• Spoke at a Women’s rights
  convention and said, “Ain’t I a
  Woman.”
            Other Resources
• Brain Pop: Suffrage Movement &
  Underground Railroad
• Elizabeth Leads The Way by Tanya Lee Stone
• A Picture Book of Harriet Tubman by David A.
  Adler
• A Picture Book of Sojourner Truth by David A.
  Adler
• Only Passing Through: The Story of Sojourner
  Truth by Anne Rockwell
       Compare the three women.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton                     Harriet Tubman




                         Sojourner Truth

				
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