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    Women's Rights

    National Historical Park New York

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Alice Paul

Alice Paul standing next to the Suffrage Flag holding a glass in a toast salute.

Alice Paul, 1923

Library of Congress

The National Women’s Party came to Seneca Falls, in July 1923, to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the 1848 Convention. The group’s celebration was based at the Presbyterian Church at 23 Cayuga Street. On its front steps, Alice Paul – President of the party – first read the text of the originally proposed Equal Rights Amendment, which she had written.

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...