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First Woman’s Rights Convention

 
 
First Woman’s Rights Convention Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Olson, May 24, 2008
1. First Woman’s Rights Convention Marker
Inscription.
On this spot stood the Wesleyan Chapel
Where the First Woman’s Rights Convention
in the World’s history was held
July 19 and 20 1848
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Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Moved this resolution
Which was seconded by Frederick Douglass
“That it is the duty of the women
of this country to secure to themselves
their sacred right
to the elective franchise”
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Some of the signers of the Declaration of Rights:
Lucretia Mott • Jacob Chamberlain • Martha C.Wright
Elisha Foote • Amy Post • Charles L. Hoskins
Mary M’Clintock • Richard P. Hunt • Lavinia Latham
Jonathan Metcalf • Mary H. Hallowell • Henry Seymour

 
Erected 1908.
 
Location. 42° 54.647′ N, 76° 47.976′ W. Marker is in Seneca Falls, New York, in Seneca County. Marker is at the intersection of Mynderse Street and U.S. 20, on the left when traveling north on Mynderse Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Seneca Falls NY 13148, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Convention For Woman’s Rights (a few steps from this marker);
The unveiling of the First Woman’s Rights Convention plaque image. Click for full size.
circa 1908
2. The unveiling of the First Woman’s Rights Convention plaque
Women’s rights leader and descendants of organizers of the 1848 First Women’s Rights Convention unveil the commemorative plaque during 60th anniversary celebration in 1908.
A Courageous Call for Equal Rights (within shouting distance of this marker); The Great Lighthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker); The Historic Business District (within shouting distance of this marker); Women's Rights National Park (within shouting distance of this marker); The Village of Seneca Falls (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named The Village of Seneca Falls (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Seneca Falls.
 
More about this marker. This plaque, installed on an addition to the Wesleyan Chapel on May 27, 1908, commemorates the 60th anniversary of the Women’s Rights convention. In 1992 it was placed here, close to its original location.
 
Also see . . .  Woman's Rights National Historical Park. (Submitted on June 3, 2008, by Bryan Olson of Syracuse, New York.)
 
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First Woman’s Rights Convention Markers image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Olson, May 24, 2008
3. First Woman’s Rights Convention Markers
Elizabeth Cady Stanton image. Click for full size.
4. Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Elizabeth Cady Stanton (November 12, 1815 – October 26, 1902) was an American social activist and leading figure of the early woman's movement. Her Declaration of Sentiments, presented at the first women's rights convention held in 1848 in Seneca Falls, New York, is often credited with initiating the first organized woman's rights and woman's suffrage movements in the United States.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 3, 2008, by Bryan Olson of Syracuse, New York. This page has been viewed 2,237 times since then and 92 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week June 8, 2008. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 3, 2008, by Bryan Olson of Syracuse, New York. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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