Notable Historical Female Speeches

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Notable Historical Female Speeches

Details about transcripts or recordings of famous, and less famous, speeches regarding women's rights and women's equality, throughout history in the US and Canada, have been provided in the attached spreadsheet. Although we found various sources on Latina women's rights activists in the past 75+ years, we were unable to uncover information on their famous, or less famous speeches. Examples of such activists include María Jesús Alvarado Rivera (1878 –1971, Peru), Dolores Cacuango (1881 – 1971, Ecuador), María Teresa Ferrari (1887- 1956, Argentina), and Julia de Burgos (1914 –1953, Puerto Rico).

Summary of Findings

US

  • Margaret Sanger: A Moral Necessity for Birth Control. A link to the 1921 speech can be found here.
  • Lucy Stone: The Progress of Fifty Years. A link to the 1893 speech can be found here.
  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton: The Solitude of Self. A link to the 1892 speech can be found here.
  • Susan B. Anthony: Woman’s Rights to the Suffrage. A link to the 1873 speech can be found here.
  • Lucretia Mott: Why Should Not Woman Seek to Be a Reformer? A link to the 1854 speech can be found here.
  • Sojourner Truth: Ain't I A Woman?A link to the 1851 speech can be found here.
  • Amelia Earhart: A Woman’s Place In Science. A link to the 1935 speech can be found here.
  • Victoria Woodhull: Principles Of Social Freedom. A link to the 1871 speech can be found here.
  • Carrie Chapman Catt: The Crisis. A link to the 1916 speech can be found here.
  • Rose Schneiderman's 1921 quote women's rights to labor can be found here.

Canada

  • Nellie McClung: Should Men Vote. Quotes from this 1914 speech can be found here.
  • Lady Ishbel Aberdeen: The Role of Women. A link to the 1894 speech can be found here.
  • Agnes Macphail : Women's Equality. A link to the 1925 and 1930 speeches can be found here.
  • Nellie McClung: Women and the Vote. A link to the 1914 speech can be found here.
  • Thérèse Casgrain: Women's Suffrage. A link to the 1941 speech can be found here.
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