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“The Amazonian Convention.”

An organized movement led by women and dedicated to winning equality took formal shape at the first women’s rights convention, held in Seneca Falls, New York in 1848. Many of the women who took part had been active in other social causes, such as the abolition of slavery, before joining the struggle for women’s rights. In this 1859 cartoon published in Harper’s Weekly, hecklers disrupted the proceedings of a women’s-rights meeting.

Source: J. M’Nevin, Harper’s Weekly, June 11, 1859—American Social History Project.