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Sojourner Truth ( c. 1797 – November 26, 1883) "That man over there says that women need to be helped into carriages, and lifted over ditches, and to have the best place everywhere. Nobody ever helps me into carriages, or over mud-puddles, or gives me any best place! And ain't I a woman? Look at me! Look at my arm! I have ploughed and planted, and gathered into barns, and no man could head me! And ain't I a woman?..."
Susan Anthony (February 15, 1820 – March 13, 1906) was a prominent American civil rights leader who played a pivotal role in the 19th century women's rights movement to introduce women's suffrage into the United States. She was one of the important advocates in leading the way for women's rights to be acknowledged and instituted in the American government.
Abolitionist Lucy Stone, b. 1818. After becoming one of the nation's first women to graduate from college, Stone joined the American Anti-Slavery Society. During the Civil War, she advocated emancipation for the slaves. Stone spoke at political events around the country. In 1869, she co-founded the American Woman Suffrage Society. The following year, she was one of two female delegates to the Massachusetts Republican state convention.