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Arts and Humanities | History | Women's History
ms147_06_03_01; Brown, William Kennedy, Rev., 1834-1915; Brown, Martha McClellan, 1838-1916; Equality; Equal rights; Women's rights; Suffrage; Woman’s Christian Temperance Union; Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, 1815-1902
MS-147: Martha McClellan Brown Papers
In 1896, William Kennedy Brown reflects on an 1869 meeting with Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Stanton wanted to convince Martha McClellan Brown, who was in New York at the time, to join her in advocating for women’s suffrage. At the time, Brown had argued that affiliation with Stanton would damage his wife’s credibility with evangelical women and her ability to advance the cause of suffrage through her efforts to organize the Women’s Christian Temperance Union. Brown goes on to outline the subsequent development of that organization and its impact on the women’s suffrage movement.
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