Women's Rights and Women's Equality Day Resources
Anniversary of the First Women's
Rights Conference (July 19 and 20)
July 19-20, 1848, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott
spearheaded the first women's rights convention in American
History. Over 300 women and men came to Seneca Falls, New
York to protest the mistreatment of women in social, economic,
political, and religious life. This marked the first call for
womenï¿½s right to vote.
Anniversary of Women Winning the
On August 26, 1920, after three
generations of an unrelenting, brilliant, courageous, political
campaign, women in the United States won the right to vote.
To honor and commemorate this historic event, Bella Abzug
introduced a Congressional Resolution to ensure that this date
would be commemorated with the designation of Women's Equality Day, which
is celebrated on August 26th each year.
Anniversary of the
Signing of the Constitution
National Constitution Day September 17th
On September 17, 1787, the delegates
to the Constitutional Convention met for the last time to sign the
document they had created.
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