Women's Rights Movement
The fight for equality between men and women
Susan B. Anthony
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
In 1848, a group of abolitionist activists–mostly women, but some men–gathered in Seneca Falls, New York to discuss the problem of women’s rights. The Declaration of Sentiments was made here and it listed 18 injustices and 11 resolutions demanding the recognition of women as equal members of society. Activists organized local and national women's rights conventions in Indiana, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Activists would usually hold conventions when states were revising their constitutions. Holding conventions and meetings was restricted, however, to only the North and the West.