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Women's History

The League is not only a direct outgrowth of the movement that secured women’s ability to participate in the American electoral process, it is also the product of early 20th Century progressive thinking that trusted facts and managerial expertise as a means to reform corrupt government institutions.

Reagon’s unique blend of activism and music led her to become of the "voice of freedom" during the civil rights movement.

How well do you know the League’s impact on Americans’ lives? Test your knowledge and learn more about just some of the League’s great accomplishments over the past 95 years!

This week marks the 166th anniversary of the Seneca Falls Convention, the 1848 meeting responsible for making the first formal demand for women’s suffrage.

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One-hundred sixty-five years ago this week in 1848, 300 women and men met in Seneca Falls, New York, to plant the seed for the women's suffrage movement.

Today marks the 164th anniversary of the start of the Seneca Falls Convention, which is often considered to be the start of the suffrage movement in America.On July 19-20, 1848, 300 hundred men and women gathered in Seneca Falls, NY to discuss the role of women in American society, and to debate the Declaration of Sentiments as prepared by Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Stanton based the language of the Declaration of Sentiments on the Declaration of Independence.