January 18: Elizabeth Cady Stanton

On this date in 1892, Elizabeth Cody Stanton delivered her address, “Solitude of Self” before the Committee of the Judiciary of the United States Congress. The speech—with its emphasis on women’s intellectual and spiritual independence—is considered by some to mark the birth of modern feminism.

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Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815–1902) was an American suffragist, social activist, abolitionist, and leading figure of the early women’s rights movement. Illustration from the ClipArt ETC website.

"Solitude of Self," Address before the Committee of the Judiciary of the United States Congress, January 18, 1892

Elizabeth Cady Stanton addresses the Committee of the Judiciary of the United States Congress in January of 1892. Lit2Go Duration: 29 minutes. Reading level: 11.9. Word count: 4,056.

Solitude of Self PDF

A seven-page PDF of “The Solitude of Self” from the Lit2Go website.