A Courageous Call for Equal Rights

A Courageous Call for Equal Rights (HM556)

Location: Seneca Falls, NY 13148 Seneca County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 54.643', W 76° 47.997'

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At first we traveled quite alone?but before we had gone many miles we came on the other wagon -load of women?and long before we reached Seneca Falls we were a procession.
Charlotte Woodward, about 1920

Here in the Wesleyan Chapel, at 11 a.m. on July 19, 1848, "A Convention to discuss the Social, Civil and Religious Condition of Women" came to order.

Only women attended the first day of the world's First Women's Rights Convention, Led by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott, conventioneers debated and amended the proposed Declaration of Sentiments. That evening, Lucretia Mott spoke publicly on emerging reform movements in the United States.

On the second day, organizers presented the Declaration of Sentiments to an open audience of women and men. Its expansive view of equality enlarged the vision embodied in the Declaration of Independence. "All men and women are created equal," asserted the Seneca Falls declaration.

On July 20, 1848 one hundred men and women signed the Declaration of Sentiments. The decades-long, worldwide struggle for equal rights for women was on.
HM NumberHM556
Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 5:43am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 353074 N 4752471
Decimal Degrees42.91071667, -76.79995000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 54.643', W 76° 47.997'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 54' 38.58" N, 76° 47' 59.82" W
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Area Code(s)315
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 136 Fall St, Seneca Falls NY 13148, US
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