The Seneca Falls Convention starts in 1848

July 19

On July 19, 1848, Seneca Falls, the first women’s rights convention was held in Seneca Falls, New York to address women’s suffrage.

In 1848, the Seneca Falls Convention was held from July 19 to July 20 to address women’s rights, specifically the right to vote. The convention was organized by five women Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott, Mary M’Clintock, Martha Coffin Wright and Jane Hunt. 

All five organizers were influential abolitionists and activists in their respective communities. Each with the same determination to obtain rights for women. During the 2-day convention the Declaration of Sentiments was drafted listing the grievances and demands of the women’s suffrage movement.

Declaration of Sentiments

“We hold these truths to be self- evident that all men and women are created equal..”



Declaration of Independence: National Archives

Seneca Falls Convention. History

The Declaration of Sentiments. National Park Service

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