Its primary goal was to discuss the rights of women and let the women has equal rights as the men. Seneca falls was the home of elizabeth cady stanton who along with lucretia mott conceived and directed the convention.
February 13 2015 the seneca falls convention was the first women s rights meeting it was held in seneca falls on new york in 1848 it was attended by between 200 and 300 people both women and men.
The seneca falls convention of 1848 was unique because it. Seneca falls convention assembly held on july 19 20 1848 at seneca falls new york that launched the woman suffrage movement in the united states. The seneca falls meeting attracted 240 sympathizers including forty men among them the famed former slave and abolitionist leader frederick douglass. 2 3 held in the wesleyan chapel of the town of seneca falls new york it spanned two days over july 19 20 1848.
The seneca falls convention was the first women s rights convention. It advertised itself as a convention to discuss the social civil and religious condition and rights of woman. The convention at seneca falls new york in july 1848 was organized by lucretia mott and elizabeth cady stanton two quakers whose concern for women s rights was aroused when mott as a woman was denied a seat at an international antislavery meeting in london.
The two feminist leaders had been excluded from participating in the 1840 world anti slavery convention in london an event that solidified their determination to engage in the struggle.