Thursday, July 07, 2011

Got Rights?

We visited the National Women's Rights Museum in Seneca Falls, NY. At this spot in 1848 a number of soon-to-be famous women (Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott, Susan B. Anthony) and some already famous men (including Frederick Douglas) gathered together a signed the Declaration of Sentiments. The impetus for this meeting began when Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott traveled to England for an antislavery convention but were not allowed to enter the convention hall because they were women. They returned to the United States and called a women's rights convention in the town where Stanton lived.

1 comment:

Stacy and Mike said...

Hi! We've been there - you drove right by Skaneateles!! That's where I learned that someone besides my mom had the name Lucretia!