|A centerpiece at the Visitor Center is the First Wave Statue Exhibit|
in the lobby, with life-size bronze statues of the five organizers and
several supporters, including Frederick Douglass.
The five women who organized the first Women's Rights Convention are Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott, Martha Wright, Jane Hunt, and Mary Ann M'Clintock. (Say their names!) About 300 people attended the convention; Stanton wrote the draft of the "Declaration of Sentiments," which was signed by 68 women and 32 men. It only took another 72 years for (white) women to be granted the right to vote when the 19th Amendment was passed in 1920.
|Signs in a storefront in Seneca Falls, NY.|
The moral of our very moving visit?