July 19, 2014

On this day July 19th...

DARC Ethiophile Chronicles


On July 19, 1848 Frederick Douglass attends the first Women's Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, NY.He spoke in defense of its organizer, Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

The Seneca Falls Convention was the first women’s rights convention in the United States. It was organized by a handful of women who were active in the abolition and temperance movements and held July 19–20, 1848, in Seneca Falls, New York. Intended to call attention to unfair treatment of women, the convention was attended by about 300 people, including about 40 men. Elizabeth Cady Stanton was an abolitionist and leading figure of the early woman's movement. An eloquent writer, her Declaration of Sentiments was a revolutionary call for women's rights across a variety of spectrums. Stanton was the president of the National Woman Suffrage Association for 20 years and worked closely with Susan B. Anthony. Ms Stanton also wrote the Women’s Bible, which states that the bible was responsible for the discrimination and enslavement of women and others. This resulted in her being ostracized by the chauvinist male society.

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