Woman is learning for herself that not self-sacrifice, but self-development is her first duty in life.
Mathilda Joselyn Gage
Co-authored the first three volumes of History of Woman Suffrage with Susan B.Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Gage held a variety of offices in the National Woman Suffrage Association and helped form suffrage groups in New York and Virginia. She edited the NWSA suffrage paper, The National Citizen and Ballot Box and she also co-authored the Declaration of Rights for Women (1876) with Stanton, which was presented at the Independence Day ceremonies that summer in Philadelphia.