Today in History: The Seneca Falls Convention


Today in History–July 20–the Library of Congress features day two of the Seneca Falls Convention, the first women’s rights convention, which was held July 19-20 in 1848 in Seneca Falls, New York. Find out more about the fascinating women who convened there and their long struggle for equality visiting the Today (July 19) in History and Today (July 20) in History sections, then click the links below to access more resources related to the convention and woman suffrage.

Day two of the Seneca Falls Convention from America’s Library

The first convention ever called to discuss the civil and political rights of women, Seneca Falls, N.Y., July 19, 20, 1848

Report of the Woman’s Rights Convention, held at Seneca Falls, New York, July 19th and 20th, 1848

The women of Seneca Falls . . .” Jeffersonian Republican. (Stroudsburg, Pa.), 10 Aug. 1848

At the recent Convention of Women, held in Seneca Falls, N.Y., . . .” Sunbury American. (Sunbury, Pa.), 26 Aug. 1848

More 1848 historical newspaper mentions of the women’s convention in Seneca Falls

Declaration of Sentiments guided primary source analysis activity

National Woman’s Party’s celebration of the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention, 1923

Pageant celebrating the 75th anniversary of the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention, Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Guided Primary Source Analysis: Women’s Rights – Seneca Falls & Beyond

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