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Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s Birthday

Nov. 12th–is the 196th birthday of Elizabeth Cady Stanton.  On the 10th at 3:30pm, three of her descendants, Coline Jenkins & her brother Tom, and their French cousin Carolyn Stanton Daures (descendant through Elizabeth’s son Theodore who married a French woman & lived in Paris) will join the Friends of Woodlawn to celebrate ECS’s life at her burial site (Stanton Monument, Lake Plot along Central Ave. Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, NY). On the 12th at 1 pm, there’s an event at Womrath’s Bookstore, 12 Washington St., Tenafly, New Jersey, where Elizabeth lived for many years (the house is now privately owned). A group of high school students will reenact ECS’s attempt to vote in 1880 in Tenafly.  A local historian, Dave Wall, will speak. I’ll do a book talk/signing. Bob Kutik, owner of Womrath’s will announce the creation of an exploratory committee to erect a statue of ECS.  She started her diary in Tenafly in 1880 with these words: “To-day I am sixty-five years old . . . .My philosophy is to live one day at a time; neither to waste my forces in apprehension of evils to come, nor regrets for the blunders of the past.”

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