In 1840, at the World Anti-Slavery Convention, women who wanted to speak were denied the right, which lit the match that would become the flame of women’s rights. The first ever Women’s Rights Convention was held in Seneca Falls, New York, in 1848. From there the cause of women’s rights moved and progressed rather quickly, as the women who founded and headed the cause refused to give up on their aims. The National Woman Suffrage Association was then founded in 1869, by Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Finally, through all of their hard work and persistent efforts, women eventually gained the equality they’d been fighting for, and later on, the right to vote. Use this national day to learn more about the women’s rights movement, where it started, and what still there is left to do and accomplish.
When Is National Women’s Equality Day?
On August 26th, we commemorate the anniversary of the day women were given full and equal voting rights with National Women’s Equality Day.
History Of National Women’s Equality Day
On July 30, 1971, Representative Bella Abzug presented a bill designating August 26th as Women’s Equality Day. By 1973, Congress passed a joint resolution declaring the day to be observed on August 26th of each year.