Did you know? and other Fast Facts
- The convention was attended by about 300 people, including about 40 men
- Only one of the women who had signed the Declaration of Sentiments lived to see women get the right to vote in 1920 - then 19-year-old, Charlotte Woodward.
- The issue of suffrage was most opposed and debated at the convention, by both women and men. Some felt that the right to vote was too radical an idea to gain public acceptance. After Fredrick Douglass stated that "Suffrage is the power to choose rulers and make laws, and the right by which all others are secured," the woman suffrage resolution passed by a very narrow margin.
- The historic meeting took place at the Wesleyan Church chapel in Seneca Falls.
- A day after the convention, the entire Declaration of Sentiments was published in the widely read New York Herald, as a gesture of ridicule.