First Women’s Rights Convention Realized

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(WOMENSENEWS)–1848. Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott, Martha Coffin Wright, Jane Hunt and Mary Ann McClintock meet in Waterloo, N.Y., to realize the vision of women’s equality. They call for the first women’s rights convention and Stanton drafts the Declaration of Sentiments patterned on the Declaration of Independence. The convention, held in the Wesleyan Chapel, adopts a rights agenda that includes suffrage, for which Frederick Douglass, the abolitionist, spoke ardently. The resolution passed. A movement began.

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Women’s Rights National Historical Park:
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