Worcester Suffrage Convention, October 23-24, 1850

Two years after Seneca Falls Convention, the first national convention for woman’s rights was held in Worcester. Over 1,000 delegates from 11 states attended.

The convention was organized by Lucy Stone. Convention speakers included William Lloyd Garrison, William Henry Channing, Wendell Phillips, Harriot Kezia Hunt, Ernestine Rose, Antoinette Brown, Sojourner Truth, Stephen Symonds Foster, Abby Kelley Foster, Abby H. Price, Lucretia Mott, and Frederick Douglass.