• First Wave Statue Exhibit

    Women's Rights

    National Historical Park New York

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Abby Kelley Foster

Abby Kelley Foster

Abby Kelley Foster

Library of Congress

Abby Kelley Foster's life as an anti-slavery activist is a common strand woven through the story of the First Women's Rights Convention. She may not have attended, but her influence on the organizers is clear.

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Did You Know?

Statues in the lobby of the visitor center

Did you know that many women's rights reformers were also abolitionists, and that the writers of the Declaration of Sentiments borrowed phrases and ideas from the antislavery movement? More...