July 19 - 1848 - The Seneca Falls Convention Opens

The Seneca Falls Convention, in actuality, was really just a small group of people gathering in a church in a little village in Upstate New York. Yet its mission, to organize for women's rights and address the problems women faced in society at the time, galvanized many different people, and the organizers insisted on having many more conventions. With the Declaration of Sentiments, a pre-written document addressing specific grievances, in hand, the organizers of the Seneca Falls Convention were able to pursue many of their goals and push for women's rights throughout the rest of the nineteenth century.

William Floyd