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Le Moyne College Hosts Talk on 1848 Seneca Falls Convention

<p>SYRACUSE, N.Y. (For Immediate Release) … Le Moyne College will host a talk by Carol Faulkner titled “Lucretia Mott, Seneca Falls and Women's Rights in New York,” on Tuesday, March 18, at 7 p.m. in the Reilley Room, located in Reilly Hall.<br /> <br /> Faulkner, associate professor of history at Syracuse University, will examine the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention in the context of the larger 19th century women's rights movement. Activists such as Lucretia Mott were not only interested in ensuring that women had the opportunity to vote, but also in marriage rights, employment opportunities, religious freedom, peace, antislavery initiatives and reforms to benefit American Indians.<br /> <br /> The Seneca Falls Convention had a lasting impact on the organization and goals of the women's rights movement. Faulkner will conclude her discussion by examining the suffrage victory in 1920 and subsequent efforts to pass the Equal Rights Amendment.<br /> <br /> This lecture is in memory of educators and women’s rights advocates Eleanor Schetlin and Margaret Pohl. <br /> <br /> The event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the gender and women’s studies program at Le Moyne. For more information, contact (315) 445-4390.</p>
posted on: 2/28/2008