• First Wave Statue Exhibit

    Women's Rights

    National Historical Park New York

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.

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Wesleyan Chapel, site of the First Women's Rights Convention, as it is preserved today.

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