1. Cady Stanton was heavily involved as an abolitionist before turning her sights to women’s rights, but she broke with many of her former allies after the Civil War, especially over the issue of giving African-American men the right to vote while denying it to women of all races.
2. Cady Stanton’s cousin, Gerrit Smith, was one of the “Secret Six” who supported John Brown’s raid at Harpers Ferry.
3. Cady Stanton’s husband, Henry Stanton, was rather wishy-washy on the subject of women’s rights. Also, while an avid social reformer, his dreams of a political career met with only limited success.
4. Although a speaker and thinker of tremendous gifts, Cady Stanton often had to be prodded by Susan B. Anthony to utilize her talents.
5. Cady Stantion co-authored the influential History of Woman Suffrage with Anthony and Matilda Joslyn Gage.
6. Cady Stanton is the subject of Vivian Gornick’s mesmerizing The Solitude of Self: Thinking About Elizabeth Cady Stanton, which focuses on the suffragist’s later years (and illuminates as much about Gornick as about Cady Stanton).
7. Cady Stanton’s “Declaration of Sentiments” was presented at the legendary Seneca Falls Convention and helped to jump-start the nascent suffragist movement in the U.S.
8. Cady Stanton’s wider view of women’s rights, which went beyond voting rights to include such things as property rights, parental rights, and divorce, helped to bring about a serious divide in the women’s rights movement of the time.
9. Cady Stanton’s daughter, Harriot Stanton Blatch, was also a women’s rights activist, and was known for her organizing strategies.
10. Cady Stanton died in 1902 was buried in Woodlawn Cemetary in the Bronx, NY.