Arago: Progress of Women Issue

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Progress of Women Issue

A 3-cent purple stamp was issued on July 19, 1948, to mark one hundred years of progress of American women. The design features portraits of three women—Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902), an abolitionist who worked with Lucretia Mott to put forth a declaration of women's rights and with Susan B. Anthony toward women's suffrage; Carrie C. Catt (1859-1947), a leader in the temperance movement and in the women's suffrage movement who succeeding Anthony as president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association; and Lucretia Mott (1793-1880), abolitionist, pacifist, suffragist who, in 1848, presided over the historic Seneca Falls convention which issued the Declaration of Sentiments, a call for equal treatment of women.

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