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Seneca Falls, NY - 10/10/2012

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Power to the women!


It may be a little known fact, but the very first women's rights conference was held in Seneca Falls, NY, in 1848.  Three women, who were tired of not having the same rights as men, drafted a document known as The Declaration of Sentiments, which outlined their grievances.  Some of the grievances were being unable to vote, hold property, and lack of higher education



Women working
 
We visited the Women's Rights National Historical Park located in downtown Seneca Falls.  Here we saw a movie detailing the start of the women's rights movement and those involved.  Frederick Douglass, the famous black Abolitionist, was present and supported the movement.


Equal pay for equal work

The museum also had exhibits about the progress women have made through the years, and how far they still had to go.



After finishing at this museum, we walked down the street to the National Women's Hall of Fame. This great little museum showcases extraordinary American women and their contributions to society in the fields of Science, Humanities, the Arts, Government, and more.  Some of the more famous inductees are Rosa Parks, Helen Keller, Sally Ride, and Eleanore Roosevelt.

Lucille Ball


The best part of visiting Seneca Falls was that it was another opportunity to show the girls they can be or do anything as long as they are willing to work hard.

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