The First Women's Rights Convention at Seneca Falls
Women's Rights, Equal Rights & Voting Rights for WOMEN under the 19th Amendment all had their origin due to the efforts of Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902)
While she did not live to see passage & Ratification of the 19th Amendment that granted WOMEN the Right to Vote, it is her ideas that started the movement.
Stanton's ideas were born out of the Abolitionist Movement here & abroad after being denied entrance to the British Anti-Slavery Convention that she & her husband, Henry Stanton attended while on their Honeymoon SOLELY BECAUSE SHE WAS A WOMAN.
The 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment is this year.
In recognition of this FACT we need to have the Equal Rights Amendment Ratified into the US Constitution - but not only for the sake of recognition. The Alice Paul Amendment known as the ERA recognized that mere Voting Rights were not enough.
The list of REASONS the ERA still matters in the year 2020 is long.
In the run up to Women's Equality Day on August 26th this year, I will be looking at some of those reasons as well as the History of the the Women's Rights Movement, beginning at Seneca Falls.