The Women’S Rights Convention Took Place In Seneca Falls,

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The Women’s Rights Convention took place in Seneca Falls, New York 1848. This was the first ever women’s rights convention in the United States, and with almost 200 women in attendance. This convention was organized by Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Kelly Stanton, who were both abolitionists that met at the 1840 World Anti-Slavery Convention in London. In 1848 at Elizabeth Stanton’s home near Seneca Falls, the two women, Mott and Stanton, were working with Martha Wright, Mary Ann McClintock and Jane Hunt, to send out a call for a women’s conference to be held at Seneca Falls. On July 19, 1848, 200 women gathered at the Wesleyan Chapel. Stanton read the “Declaration of Sentiments and Grievances”, something she had written over the previous…show more content…
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