The Elizabeth Cady Stanton Trust website will be unveiled on Wednesday, March 31 at 11 a.m. at the Ali Center, 144 N. 6th St. Stanton first publicly demanded the right for women to vote at the first Women’s Rights Convention held in Seneca Falls, New York on July 19, 1848. After 72 years, women finally won the right to vote on August 26, 1920, resulting in the majority of people living in the United States becoming citizens.
The initial impetus behind the establishment of the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Trust, Inc., a non-profit organization developed by Louisvillian Marsha Weinstein and Stanton’s great-granddaughter Coline Jenkins, was the opportunity to save a national treasure of historic women’s suffrage and political items. The Trust’s mission is to preserve the history of the women’s rights movement, to educate the public on its significance, and to promote democracy.
Through images and quotes, the website allows viewers to gain a unique perspective on Stanton’s life work, which ultimately resulted in the most extensive bestowal of democratic freedom in the history of our nation. Kentucky has played a significant role in establishing the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Trust and making this website possible. A grant from the Kentucky Foundation for Women to the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Trust enabled Cynthia Torp, artist and President of Solid Light, to design an Elizabeth Cady Stanton Trust website.
Contact Marsha Weinstein at 819-2537 for more information.