1. Elizabeth Cady Stanton: Woodlawn Cemetery

Elizabeth Cady Stanton was an American suffragist, social activist, and one of the leaders of the early women’s rights movement. Stanton was originally an active abolitionist alongside her husband during the years leading to the Emancipation Proclamation. Afterwards, Stanton solely focused on women’s rights issues, making headlines after she refused to support giving voting rights to African American men when women, black and white, were denied that right.

Stanton died in 1902 in her home in New York City, 18 years before women were granted the right to vote in the United States. She was buried in the Woodlawn Cemetery in The Bronx, where a monument was erected in her and her husband’s honor.

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