Dublin, IN Historical Marker
Indiana's First Woman's Rights Convention

Indiana's First Woman's Rights Convention

A convention was called for by reform-minded Congressional Friends meeting at Greensboro, Henry County, January 1851. Convention held October 14-15, 1851 at Dublin adopted resolutions for political, social, and financial rights for women. Women and men who favored abolition, temperance, and suffrage attended.

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Indiana's First Woman's Rights Convention

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The 1852 convention formed Indiana Woman's Rights Association to promote untied action for woman's rights. Association's 1853 convention demanded equality in all political rights and functions. It voted to be auxiliary to American Woman Suffrage Association 1870. It became Indiana Woman's Suffrage Association.

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John Finley, Richmond, Indiana mayor from 1852 until his death in 1866, wrote the poem "The Hoosier's Nest", which is often cited as the first written reference to the word "Hoosier".