This post is part of an ongoing series highlighting lessons learned from the book Posterity: Letters of Great Americans to Their Children. Read the intro post here.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton was championing the cause for women’s rights well before women had many. She spent the better part of 50 years touring the country, organizing meetings, giving speeches, and generally working to inspire women to believe in themselves, stand up for themselves, and understand that they deserved more than they were being given.
In a letter to her daughter Margaret, Elizabeth illuminates the crux of her point when she instructs her daughter thusly: