Declaration of Sentiments Table, 1848

Description
Table on which Elizabeth Cady Stanton drafted the Declaration of Sentiments.
In July, 1848, several days before the first woman’s rights convention at Seneca Falls, New York, a group of five women that included Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott drafted a declaration of rights for women on this table as a statement of purpose for the convention. Now known as the Declaration of Sentiments, the document was based on the Declaration of Independence. It proclaimed that “all men and women are created equal” and resolved that women would take action to claim the rights of citizenship denied to them by men. The Declaration of Sentiments was adopted officially at the Seneca Falls Convention in July 1848 and signed by sixty-eight women and thirty-two men. The convention and Declaration mark the start of the formal women’s rights movement in the United States.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
table
date made
by 1848
associated date
1848
associated person
Anthony, Susan B.
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
brown (overall color)
Measurements
overall: 24 in x 35 3/4 in; 60.96 cm x 90.805 cm
associated place
United States: New York, Seneca Falls
ID Number
PL*026160
catalog number
26160
accession number
64601
subject
History, Women's Suffrage
See more items in
Political History: Political History, Womens History/Reform Movements Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
Woman Suffrage
American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Comments

"The declaration of sentiments table was originally housed in Jane McClintock's residence in Waterloo, New York. It was in that house, now known as the McClintock House, where the declaration of sentiments was first drafted. "

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