First Women’s Rights Convention – Seneca Falls, NY: July 19-20, 1848

Updated: July 1, 2024

Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott met “in London at the World Anti-Slavery Convention. There, the two were brought to the women’s only section and were not allowed to sit or speak at the event. This event and the outrage it inspired led to the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848.” – National Constitution Center

“On July 19, 1848, the Seneca Falls Convention convened. Heralded as the first American women’s rights convention, the two-day event was held in the Wesleyan Chapel in Seneca Falls, New York.” – Library of Congress

Library of Congress
Today in History – July 19 – The Seneca Falls Convention
Seneca Falls and the Start of Annual Conventions
Seneca Falls and the Start of Annual Conventions | Frederick Douglass Speaks in Support

On this day, the Seneca Falls Convention begins – National Constitution Center
Seneca Falls Convention – History
Women’s Rights – The First Women’s Rights Convention – National Park Service
Women’s Suffrage Timeline – American Bar Association

National Women’s History Museum
The Call for Suffrage at the Seneca Falls Meeting
Martha Coffin Pelham Wright
Sojourner Truth

Women’s Suffrage in New York State – NY Assembly
Signatures to the “Declaration of Sentiments” – United States Census Bureau
On This Day: Seneca Falls Convention (6 video clips) – C-SPAN Classroom
Seneca Falls Convention: ideas discussed by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott, and Sojourner Truth – 2:51 minute video by Historian Winnefred Gallagher – C-SPAN
Mary Ann M’Clintock | Philadelphia Women’s History Month All-Star – The Philadelphia Citizen
The Declaration of Sentiments by the Seneca Falls Conference (1848) – EDSITEment! National Endowment for the Humanities
Seneca Falls – Elizabeth Cady Stanton WOMEN’S CONSORTIUM
Charlotte Woodward – Teachers Righting History
Seneca Falls and the First Women’s Rights Convention, July 19, 2016 – We’re History
Women’s Rights Pioneers Monument – Central Park Conservancy

“Not for Ourselves Alone” – Film by Ken Burns & Paul Barnes (4 video clips)
Women’s Suffrage Biography – Background for “Not for Ourselves Alone”
Seneca Falls Convention: Contextual Background