• First Wave Statue Exhibit

    Women's Rights

    National Historical Park New York

Multimedia Presentations

Mia Lazar and Sojourner Truth statue

Student Mia Lazar with a statue of Sojourner Truth

NPS/Kimberly Szewczyk

Mia Lazar is a 12 year old student from Blacksburg, Virginia who loves history and became interested in the woman's rights movement when she portrayed Susan B. Anthony in a skit. Along with her family, Mia traveled to Women's Rights National Historical Park to discover for herself the history of the women's rights movement. For National History Day, Mia created a video of her expedition after being inspired by the strong women who organized the First Women's Rights Convention in 1848. Follow this link to see what she learned!

Did You Know?

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

Did you know that one of the organizers of the First Women's Rights Convention in America, Martha Coffin Wright, frequently housed fugitive slaves in her kitchen? More...