Famous Women's Rights Activists
Women and men have continued the call for full-fledged women’s rights in a number of venues, including voting access, fair treatment in the workplace and reproductive and sexual freedom. Find out more about this eclectic and electric group of global activists who include Shirin Ebadi, Coretta Scott King, Asra Nomani and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
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Featured Women's Rights Activists
Find out more about our diverse group of featured women's rights activists, including suffragist Susan B. Anthony, orator Sojourner Truth and writers Gloria Steinem and Alice Walker.
Civil Rights Activist, Women's Rights Activist / 1797 - 1883
Sojourner Truth is best known for her extemporaneous speech on racial inequalities, "Ain't I a Woman?", delivered at the Ohio Women's Rights Convention in 1851.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Susan B. Anthony
Civil Rights Activist, Women's Rights Activist, Editor, Publisher, Journalist / 1820 - 1906
Susan B. Anthony was a suffragist, abolitionist, author and speaker who was the president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association.
Coretta Scott King
Civil Rights Activist, Women's Rights Activist, Anti-War Activist, Writer / 1927 - 2006
Coretta Scott King was an American civil rights activist and the wife of 1960s civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
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