Hunt House

A women's rights convention was first proposed at Jane and Richard Hunt's Waterloo home, built in 1829. On July 9, 1848, Jane Hunt invited several friends to tea: Lucretia Mott, Quaker minister and abolitionist; Martha Wright, her sister; Mary Ann M'Clintock, a Waterloo Progressive Quaker; and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Their discussion of women's inferior economic, social, religious and political position moved them to call a public convention to discuss their concerns. They placed advertisements in local and abolitionist papers for a meeting ten days later.


Jane Hunt House

 


Jane Hunt

Jane Hunt

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