#InContext: Abigail Adams

Hailed for her now-famous admonition that the Founding Fathers “remember the ladies” in their new laws, Abigail Adams was not only an early advocate for women’s rights, she was a vital confidant and adviser to her husband John Adams, the nation’s second president. She opposed slavery and supported women’s education. Born to a prominent family … Continue reading #InContext: Abigail Adams

#InContext: Elizabeth Cady Stanton

By: JESSICA SKOCIK As a child, Elizabeth Cady Stanton wanted to destroy all the laws that were unjust to women by physically cutting the pages out of her father’s law books. Instead of wielding a pair of scissors, the adult Stanton would wield language and become a leading voice in the early Women’s Suffrage Movement. … Continue reading #InContext: Elizabeth Cady Stanton