When Elizabeth Cady Stanton met Susan B. Anthony in 1851, it was the start of a historic 51-year friendship and partnership that helped shape the women’s movement.
Stanton later commented, “We were at once fast friends, in thought and sympathy we were one, and in the division of labor we exactly complemented each other.”
Stanton, often busy at home with her seven children during the early years of the women’s movement, wrote fiery speeches to advance women’s cause; Anthony supplied Stanton with statistics and organized the campaign.
“United,” said Stanton, “we have a feeling of . . . such strength of self-assertion that no ordinary obstacles, difficulties, or dangers ever appear to us insurmountable.”