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Women's Suffrage

Women’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, NY

Women’s Rights National Historical Park tells the story of the first Women’s Rights Convention held in Seneca Falls, NY on July 19-20,1848.  It is a story of struggles for civil rights, human rights, and equality, global struggles that continue today.  The efforts of women’s rights leaders, abolitionists, and other 19th century reformers remind us that all people must be accepted as equals.



Important people

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Alice Paul

Susan B. Anthony

Lucretia Mott

Sojourner Truth

Jeannette Rankin

Lucy Stone

Anna Howard Shaw