Poems

Women’s Rights

On July 19, 1848, the first US women’s rights convention was held in Seneca Falls, NY, organized by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott.

There is a curated collection of poems from the historical women’s suffrage movement found on the Academy of American Poets website. One of these poems, “We As Women,” was written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. It seems particularly appropriate today. In the final stanza, the speaker says that “The world needs strength and courage,/ And wisdom to help and feed–” and I could not agree more.

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