Women’s Rights Movement

Living the Legacy: The Women’s Rights Movement (1848 – 1998)

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About Legacy ’98

1998 was the 150th Anniversary of the Women’s Rights Movement, launched at the world’s first Women’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, New York. Throughout 1998, the tremendous positive changes brought about by the movement were celebrated in offices, schools, and communities nationwide in thousands of events.

Because of countless millions of women who planned, organized, lectured, wrote, marched, petitioned, lobbied, paraded, and broke new ground in every field imaginable, our world is irrevocably changed. Women and men in our generation, and the ones that will follow us, are living the legacy of women’s rights won against staggering odds in a revolution achieved without violence.

Women have much to be proud of in the legacy of the Women’s Rights Movement, and a great deal to celebrate on the anniversary of the founding of the Women’s Rights Movement.

You can play a vital role in making this remarkable story more widely known with the information and guidance you’ll find on this web site.


Energize your environment — School, Workplace, or Home — using the ideas and resources here and at our National Women’s History Project web site.

Request our free Women’s History Catalog of resources, including posters, books, curriculum units, videos, and activity guides.

Planning programs to celebrate the Women’s Rights Movement is easy with help from National Women’s History Project.


The National Women’s History Project depends upon catalog sales, consulting fees, and public donations to continue its work. Won’t you please help? Making a donation through our registered secure server is fast and easy, and when we receive your donation, we will send you a receipt in the mail for tax purposes.

Click here to make a donation. Thank you for your support!

For additional information about women’s contribution to our cultural heritage contact:

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