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Elisabeth Griffith

Elisabeth Griffith is the author of FORMIDABLE: American Women and the Fight for Equality, 1920-2020 (Pegasus, 2022). Her biography of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, IN HER OWN RIGHT (Oxford, 1984), was the basis for Ken Burns’ only documentary about women, “Not For Ourselves Alone. “

Ms. Griffith earned a bachelor's degree at Wellesley College, a master's degree at Johns Hopkins University, and a Ph.D. in history from American University. 

She is a member of the Society of American Historians and Veteran Feminists of America.

Articles by this Author

The grand parade of suffragettes in 1913 was a turning point in women's struggle for the right to vote, despite the abuse by thousands of men who blocked their route.