Born to anti-slavery Quakers, Benjamin & Sarah Fish, Catherine Stebbins was educated at a Quaker school and active in the anti-slavery movement. She married Giles Badger Stebbins, an anti-slavery lecturer, in 1846. They were part of the Underground Railroad and worked with Frederick Douglass and members of the Rochester Anti-slavery Society. A founding member of the National Woman Suffrage Association and an editor of Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s Woman’s Bible, she was a friend of Susan B. Anthony. In 1871, she was unsuccessful in registering to vote in Michigan. She and her husband became followers of the Fox sisters who were leaders in the American Spiritualist movement, and Giles Stebbins became a lecturer for the cause.
CIVIL RIGHTS & WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE
In the United States, women did not have the right to vote until the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920. It states The right of citizens of the U.S. to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the U.S. or by any State on account of sex. Women’s suffrage emerged from the broader women’s rights movement of the 1840’s, and two competing organizations, one led by Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and another led by Lucy Stone. In 1890, they merged becoming the National American Woman Suffrage Association led by Susan B. Anthony.
This Catherine Stebbins History Mug is part of our Women’s Suffrage & the Underground Railroad series which includes many unique individuals.
The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history. The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton. He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia tone. The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.
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