Roots of Suffrage

Part 1: Roots

Before the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848, women were seeking the right to vote along with other rights guaranteeing equality. Much of this movement grew alongside the abolitionist movement. The individuals selected here tell some of that early history.


"But I ask no favors for my sex. I surrender not our claim to equality. All I ask of our brethren is, that they will take their feet from off our necks, and permit us to stand upright . . .”

-Sarah Grimke