Women’s Equality Day is August 26th. The women’s movement can be traced to a small article that appeared in a New York newspaper on July 14th, 1848 that read, “A Convention to discuss the social, civil, and religious condition and rights of women will be held at Seneca Falls on the 19th and 20th of July.” This modest announcement turned into a landmark event in the evolution of human rights in America. The 300 men and women who gathered in Seneca Falls that long-ago July, explained their positions in a powerful document called the Declaration of Sentiments. It stated that all men and women are created equal. Over time, the Declaration of Sentiments raised America’s consciousness about equality of gender.