Thursday, July 17, 2008
SENECA 160-Celebrate Hillary
The First Women's Rights Convention was held in Seneca Falls , NY on July 19 and 20, 1848. At that time women were not permitted to vote, little less run for elective office. 160 years later, Hillary Clinton ran for President of the United States and won 18 million votes!
An estimated three hundred women and men attended the Convention in 1848, includingLucretia Mott and Frederick Douglass. At the conclusion, 68 women and 32 men signed the Declaration of Sentiments .
It is fitting that we take this historic moment in time and reflect upon Hillary's historic candidacy. It uplifted and empowered women around the globe, shattering the highest and hardest glass celing, as Hillary said in her speech on June 7th.
"A convention to discuss the social, civil and religious condition and rights of Woman, will be held in the Wesleyan Chapel, at Seneca Falls, N.Y. on Wednesday and Thursday the 19th and 20th of July current, commencing at 10 o'clock, a.m.." The first day, for women only, prompted the Courier to report in its' July 21st edition, "On the first day, the 'lords of creation' were excluded."
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