". . . my life has been my speech. For fourteen years I have advocated this cause by my daily life. Bloody feet, sisters, have worn smooth the path by which you have come up hither." -- Abby Kelley Foster, one of the organizers of the first National Women's Rights Convention, Worcester, 1850
Convention president Paulina Wright Davis phrased the challenge this
way: It is one thing to issue a declaration of rights or a declaration
of wrong to the world, but quite another thing wisely and happily to commend
the subject to the world's acceptance, and so to secure the desired reformation.
We have organized the Worcester Women's History Project both to commemorate
the first national women's rights convention and to contribute to the ongoing
national discussion of woman's "Rights as an Individual, and her Functions
as a Citizen" it helped launch.
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