In 1850, a new constituency for women channelled sentiment and outrage into political action when, for the first time, a national woman's rights convention gathered here in Worcester and created the American feminist movement we recognize today. The Worcester Women's History Project is about reclaiming that heritage and remembering those women and their successors.
One of the ways the Worcester Women's History Project is hoping to reclaim this heritage is by sponsoring a
to re-enact the convention on the anniversary in late October, and
to hold a contemporary convention at the same time to revisit the issues that were important in 1850 and ask how things have changed for women since.
Beyond the celebration in the year 2000, we hope to create something permanent
by aiding in the development of educational resources that can be used by schools and community groups, and
by identifying and marking local historical sites significant in the history of women and developing a heritage trail.
We would like to encourage you to remember the struggles of all those who worked hard for women's rights. Help us to reclaim our heritage, and keep this knowledge alive.
About the 1850 Convention
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