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Item # 673312

April 05, 1888

GREENSBORO NORTH STATE, North Carolina, April 5, 1888  The front page has a report on the historic 1st meeting of the International Council of Women which was held in Washington, D.C., and was presided over by Susan B. Anthony. The front has: "THE WOMEN'S COUNCIL ENDED", followed by considerable details of the meeting. The article states the closing session began with prayer, ended with the singing of "Auld Lang Syne", and includes consider quotes from the speech made by Elizabeth Stanton, which includes in part: "We have done much to make our country proud of us, and we ask of her just and equitable laws governing and making us equal to man...". Quite historic. Nice to have the report on the front page.
Complete in eight pages.  Although there are minor small tears on the right column, they have been archivally repaired on the reverse side of the front page and they do not impact any of the content described. This issue is in uncommonly nice condition given the era, but should be handled with care.

Note (Wikipedia): The National Woman Suffrage Association, led by Anthony and Stanton, organized the founding meeting of the ICW, which convened in Washington, DC, on March 25, 1888. Representing Louisiana at the Woman's International Council was Caroline Elizabeth Merrick. The meeting was part of a celebration of the fortieth anniversary of the Seneca Falls Convention, the first women's rights convention. Rachel Foster Avery managed much of the details of the planning of the first meeting of the ICW, and Susan B. Anthony presided over eight of the sixteen sessions. The ICW drafted a constitution and established national meetings every three years and international meetings every five years.

Category: 1880-1889