Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton traveled to London for the World’s Anti-Slavery Convention. They were denied seats in the main hall of the convention, and were only allowed to observe the events from the gallery. William Lloyd Garrison sat in the gallery to protest the exclusion of the women.
The first women's rights pamphlet, Letters on the Equality of the Sexes and the Condition of Women by Sarah Grimke, was published in the United States. It galvanized Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucy Stone and other early leaders of the suffrage movement.
The first women's rights convention in history was held in Seneca Falls, New York. The convention called for women’s suffrage and issued a Declaration of Sentiments based on the Declaration of Independence. Only two of the convention's participants would live to see the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution, which granted women the right to vote.
Lucretia Mott (1793–1880) was an American Quaker, abolitionist, and activist for women’s rights. A friend and colleague of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Mott helped organize the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815–1902) was a founder of the woman suffrage movement. By the 1840s, Stanton was a well known proponent of women’s rights, working as a lecturer and helping to secure married women’s property rights in New York in 1848. That same year, she and Lucretia Mott organized the first women’s rights convention at Seneca Falls, where Stanton introduced her Declaration of Sentiments. In the early 1850s, Stanton began working with Susan B. Anthony on suffrage and women’s rights issues, a partnership that would continue for...