Elizabeth Cady Stanton was a leading women’s rights activist and an outspoken suffragist and abolitionist throughout her life. As a talented writer, she wrote the Declaration of Sentiments detailing the movement’s demand for equal rights for women and demanding for the first time the right to vote. Stanton, along with Lucretia Mott and others presented the declaration at the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848, launching the women’s rights movement.
A monument stands today at Stanton’s burial place at Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx. The gravesite, along with the resting place of Susan B. Anthony, saw an uptick in visitors during the 2016 presidential election.