Let’s celebrate the five women who organized the Seneca Falls Convention on July 19, 1848. Though it was not widely publicized, this gathering had about 300 attendees, including none other than Frederick Douglass. Mr. Douglass was one of only a few men in attendance and the only African American there. These amazing women were also active in the abolitionist movement, which called for an end to slavery and racial discrimination.
★ Elizabeth Cady Stanton was a leading women’s rights advocate and abolitionist.
★ Lucretia Mott was a Quaker preacher known for her anti-slavery and women’s rights activism.
★ Mary M’Clinton was also a Quaker anti-slavery, temperance and women’s rights activist.
★ Martha Coffin Wright was also a women’s rights advocate and abolitionist.
★ Jane Hunt was yet another Quaker activist who worked for change.
Let’s celebrate all of their courage and their activism today! The Seneca Falls Convention is often called the birth of Women’s Rights Movement. Though it took some time, as change often does, the 19th amendment was passed in 1920, giving women the power to vote. Don’t forget to make those ladies proud and exercise this hard-fought right – vote on November 3rd!