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"The First U.S. Women's Rights Meeting: 'The Seneca Falls Convention' Was Held in 1848"

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On this date, July 19, 1848, the first U.S. women’s rights convention was held in Seneca Falls, New York. This meeting, eventually called "The Seneca Falls Convention," was devoted to addressing the status of American women. Attendees created The Declaration of Sentiments – a list of resolutions and grievances which included demands for a woman's right to education, property, employment, and an ability to vote. At the close of the convention, 100 individuals (68 women and 32 men) signed this declaration, including abolitionist Frederick Douglass. Many women and men working in the anti-slavery movement eventually became a part of the struggle to obtain equal rights for women. Watch a @history informational documentary on the subject here. Link in bio.

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