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Equal Rights For Women
Lucretia Mott was 47 years old. She had four kids of her own, and was an active reformer. She voiced her opinion against slavery in black and white churches. She helped Prudence Crandell find young black girls for her school. Elizabeth Cady Stanton was only 25 years old and newly married. In her life time she had never spoken in public. When she was young she overheard her father turn down women because men were abusing them, her father simply said there was no law against it.
Womens Equal Rights
"Thou will make us ridiculous! We must go slowly."
Two women, Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton became the leaders of this movement.They met in 1840 at the world Anti-Slavery Convention in London. At the end of the convention, where women were not allowed to voice their opinions, Stanton and Mott left London in efforts to stop this act, which didn't allow women to speak. They decided to hold their own convention.
Stanton proposed getting the right to vote for women. But some thought it went way to far, even Mott disagreed. Frederick Douglas argued that if a black man were to vote, then shouldn't a black woman?
On July 19,1848, nearly 300 people including about 40 men arrived for the Seneca Falls Convention. This convention launched the movement for women's right to vote. This convention also helped organize a campaign for women's rights.
Slowly changes were being made. In New York, women were granted control over their property and wages. From state to state, women's rights started becoming a reality. They were being granted so many things that wouldn't of existed earlier.
If it wasn't for these women who first started the convention, today's society would be completely different. We wouldn't of had a women run for president, be allowed to vote for our president, and be allowed to work in the workplace. Otherwise we would still be at home not allowed to go to school.
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