July 19, 1848: Seneca Falls Convention for Women’s Rights
On this day in 1848, the first-ever United States women’s rights convention began in Seneca Falls, New York. Organized by Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, the Convention was attended by approximately 300 men and women and was considered to be the beginning of the Women’s Suffrage Movement.
Explore the Women’s Movement in this interactive timeline from the Ken Burns and Paul Barnes film, “Not For Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony”.
Photo: Library of Congress, head-and-shoulder portraits of seven important figures of the suffrage and women’s rights movement (Mott, Lucretia; Greenwood, Grace; Stanton, Elizabeth Cady; Dickinson, Anna E.; Livermore, Mary Ashton Rice; Anthony, Susan B.; Child, Lydia Maria).