Framed Document Woman's Declaration
- Parchment document
- Approximately 14 X 16 inches
"We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal." This print on parchment paper of the Women's Declaration of Independence from 1848 is an important commemorative print perfect for home, school, and office.
After seeing the cruel and unjust treatment of women before the law in the office of her father, Judge Cady, Elizabeth Cady Stanton vowed even as a child to find a way to change these laws. Together with friends, she planned and executed the first Woman's Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, New York, in 1848.
The original founding treatise of the women's rights movement appears to have been lost to history. The oldest known copy of the declaration is a printing made by Frederick Douglass, who attended the convention and took the declaration to a print shop in Rochester, New York, to publish it in his newspaper, The North Star.