Sisters in Suffrage: Women Write History


Each EXPLORE MORE page is an invitation to spend additional time and energy on the persons and historic locations featured in each VIRTUAL VIDEO VISIT. You are encouraged to post, present, or privately record your thoughts, reactions, conclusions, questions, innovative ideas, critiques, and/or concerns on social media, in one of your classes, in a journal, or in conversation…IF you choose.


This exploration is an opportunity to enhance what you already know, stretch your knowledge-base, and to just think more about the topic.


If you are motivated beyond this EXPLORE MORE page and wish to undertake a creative project at your school or in your community, a 1st Amendment-1st Vote facilitator is available to assist.



The Goal: TURN DISCOVERY into ACTION, now or sometime in your near future. Enjoy the journey!

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Sites to Visit:

Seneca Falls: Birthplace of Women’s Rights in America

  • Wesleyan Chapel
  • Jane Hunt House
  • Mary Anne M’Clintock House
  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton House

Visit: Seneca Falls, New York

Visit: Waterloo, New York

Reading, Viewing & Other Suggestions:


HISTORY Channel: Elizabeth Cady Stanton

NPR: Descendants of Frederick Douglass deliver:

‘What To The Slave Is The Fourth Of July?’ by Frederick Douglass


The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee, 2021 (Jo Kuan living in Georgia in late 19th century). This Young Adult Fiction best seller is currently being developed for a television series.

The Agitators: Three Friends Who Fought for Abolition and Women’s Rights by Dorothy Wickenden, 2021 (Frances Seward, Martha Coffin Wright, Harriet Tubman)

A Very Dangerous Woman: Martha Wright and Women’s Rights, by Sharon H. Penney, 2004

Lucretia Coffin Mott, An America Quaker

Lucretia Mott, 1793-1880

Edited by Debra Michals, PhD, 2017


Barclay College Blog:

How Black Quakers Influenced History


Think About:

THINK ABOUT…three or four like-minded friends/family members who would understand if you complained to them about a “discontent” you are experiencing. Who are they? Do you trust ALL of them to help you out and keep your confidence, if you asked?

  • And think about:
  • a word or phrase in the video that got your attention and rings true in your head and heart.
  • an idea or piece of information that you agree with, completely.
  • how you would improve this video. Feel free to contact with suggestions.


Take Action!

  • Craft a poem, drawing, photo, dance, etc. Be creative!
  • Post one cool fact from this video that got your attention.
  • Ask your Social Studies teacher to show this video and have you lead a discussion with your classmates (contact to arrange).

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