Women's History :: National Women's Rights Convention

On October 23 & 24, 1850, the National Women's Rights Convention was held at Brinley Hall in Worcester, Massachusetts. Men and women from across the country are in attendance. Of the 268 names of those who signed-in, 186 were from Massachusetts.

The National Women's Rights Convention was an annual series of meetings that increased the visibility of the early women's rights movement in the United States. The National Women's Rights Convention combined both male and female leadership, and attracted a wide base of support including temperance advocates and abolitionists. Speeches were given on the subjects of equal wages, expanded education and career opportunities, women's property rights, marriage reform and temperance. Chief among the concerns discussed at the convention was the passage of laws that would give suffrage to women.

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