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Day 1 was for women only. Lucretia Mott ran the meeting; ElizCadyStanton presented the Declaration for discussion & amendment. On the 2d day she presented it to the mixed crowd, Mott’s husband James in the chair. (The organizers had hesitated to…

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Sexism in the abolitionist movement planted one of the seeds for Seneca Falls. In 1840 the World Anti-Slavery Convention in London refused to seat Lucretia Mott, an official US delegate. Notably, the Americans stood up for her. (1/3) #SenecaFalls…

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That they gathered people together was an achievement. Then they presented their topic cleverly and comprehensively, in a Declaration of Sentiments mirroring the Dec of Independence: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women…

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Seneca Falls wasn’t really a thing until 25 years after it happened. The suffrage movement had split, and Susan B Anthony & ElizCadyStanton sought to establish authority for their faction by crafting an origin story at Seneca Falls. (New…

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Daily Suffragist is taking a deep dive for the next while into what happened at Seneca Falls in 1848: what it was, what it wasn’t, who was there, what happened, and how the story got told. #Suffrage100 #WomensEqualityDay #EqualityCantWait…

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Obama’s 2d inaugural invoked a throughline “from Seneca Falls to Selma to Stonewall.” Brett Kavanaugh has surely been itching to object since. In dissent yesterday he wrote: “Seneca Falls was not Stonewall.” I know more about both of those things…

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What Seneca Falls wasn’t: It wasn’t the first time these ideas were contemplated. Stirrings of women’s equality are threaded thru the abolitionist movement. And since 300 locals showed up on short notice, clearly it was being discussed in many homes.…

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We know Seneca Falls had a mixed-sex audience, which was still rare. Susan B Anthony wasn't there: she didn’t join the movement until a few years later. Frederick Douglass was the most famous person in attendance, and played a pivotal role. Stay…
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