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Seneca Falls Convention
Seneca Falls Convention
The first women's rights convention in the United States was held at the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel in Seneca Falls, New York, July 19-20, 1848. It was attended by about 300 people, including about 40 men.

Susan Brownell Anthony
Susan Brownell Anthony
joined the woman suffrage movement after being denied the opportunity to actively participate in the temperance movement because of her gender.

Betty Friedan
Betty Friedan
was the author of The Feminine Mystique, in which she called upon women to shed their domestic confines and discover other meaningful endeavors. In 1966 she helped found the National Organization for Women, which worked to secure women's rights in employment.

Clarina Irene Howard Nichols
Clarina Irene Howard Nichols
got both Vermont and Kansas to pass legislation guaranteeing a range of rights for women, but failed to see women across the country gain the right to vote.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
was one of the organizers of the Seneca Falls Convention. She subsequently served as president of the National Woman Suffrage Association, and then of the National American Woman Suffrage Association.

Victoria Woodhull
Victoria Woodhull
was one of the first two female stock brokers in America and, in 1872, the first woman in American history to run for President.

Dondo Keshav Karve
Dondo Keshav Karve
was a pioneer of women's education and widows' rights in India, founding a home for widows and India's first university for women (SNDT Women's University).

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