New Box of First Wave Feminist Letters Found

April 3, 2017
The year is 1869.  The issue is whether to support a proposed 15th Amendment to the US Constitution giving black men the right to vote.  Lucy Stone says yes.  Susan B. Anthony says no—unless women of all races are included.
Jennifer Schuessler of the New York Times reports on a newly discovered box of old letters. Read, “A Trove on the Women’s Suffrage Struggle, Found in an Old Box,” here.
Anne Linstatter is a founding member of EEWC-CFT and the editor of a pro-choice book Abortion—My Choice God’s Grace: Christian Women Tell Their Stories (Pasadena, CA: Hope Publishing House, 1994) published under her former name, Anne Eggebroten. A retired professor of women and religion, she serves on CFT’s council and lives in Santa Monica, California. Her blog is called Martha y Maria: Women’s Lives, Women’s Rights.


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