(1848) Seneca Falls hosts a watershed moment in women’s rights Crowds gather in Seneca Falls, New York, for the opening of a two-day Women’s Rights Convention, the first of its kind ever held in America. Prominent speakers, including Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott, will call for equal rights for women, including the right to vote.The Seneca Falls Convention was the first women’s rights convention. It advertised itself as “a convention to discuss the social, civil, and religious condition and rights of woman”. Held in Seneca Falls, New York, it spanned two days over July 19–20, 1848. Attracting widespread attention, it was soon followed by other women’s rights conventions, including the Rochester Women’s Rights Convention in Rochester, New York, two weeks later. In 1850 the first in a series of annual National Women’s Rights Conventions met in Worcester, Massachusetts.
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