• First Wave Statue Exhibit

    Women's Rights

    National Historical Park New York

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Mary Wollstonecraft

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Mary Wollstonecraft

Library of Congress

Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-97) was an educator and an author. She wrote A Vindication of the Rights of Woman in 1791 and it was published in 1792. Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and other women's rights leader's viewed the writings of Wollstonecraft as one of the first attempts by women to assert their equality.

Did You Know?

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

Did you know the women's rights movement formally began in the Wesleyan Chapel in Seneca Falls, New York? More...