SAQA: The Declaration of Sentiments 1848 – The Struggle Continues
The Declaration of Sentiments is the foundational document for women’s rights, drafted in Seneca Falls, New York, July 1848, at our nation’s first women’s rights convention. Women’s concerns at that time included employment, educational opportunities, voting and property rights, and social and religious degradation. Chilling declarations were made, such as married women, in the eyes of the law, were civilly dead. Much progress has been made in these areas, yet women still do not have full equality, empowerment, or justice with all the rights and privileges that belong to them as citizens of these United States. This exhibition celebrates women’s accomplishments and honors their struggles throughout American history. Whether abstract, graphic, or representational, your voice illustrating the passion, anger, hope, perseverance, and celebration of women’s rights is relevant and important. This is a regional exhibit representing KY, TN, IL, WI, IN, OH, MO, KS, OK.