Center for Women's History
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Benjamin Robert Haydon, The Anti-Slavery Society Convention, 1840, 1841. Oil on canvas. Primary Collection, National Portrait Gallery, London, Given by British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, 1880, NPG 599.
Resource 15: Women Abolitionists in London
The 1840 World Anti-Slavery Convention in London was segregated by sex, with the male delegates able to speak and vote, and the females banished to the sidelines. Partly in response to their treatment, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott later organized the first women’s rights convention in Seneca Falls.