International Women’s Day, celebrated March 8th each year, is a global celebration of women’s rights. Its roots begin with progressive political movements in Europe in the early 1900s. By then, however, in the United States, the movement for women’s rights was already well underway.
In the 1840s, two well-known female leaders of the American slavery abolitionist movement attended the World Anti-Slavery Convention in London but were denied seating with men – instead they had to sit behind a curtain and be neither seen nor heard. These two women, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia... Read more