After the Civil War more women’s rights groups emerged. In 1868 the New England Woman Suffrage Association (NEWSA) was created as the first major political group established with the sole purpose of advocating for women’s suffrage and was created by Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
Many supporters of Harriet Tubman during her Underground Railroad years who let her use their properties to harbor fugitives and funded her trips, were involved in the women’s rights movement. Tubman believed in the equality of all people, black or white, male or female, which made her sympathetic to the women’s rights movement. Tubman’s role was not that of a leader but that of a strong supporter. As a woman who had fought for her own freedom and the freedom of others.