Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton traveled to London for the World’s Anti-Slavery Convention. They were denied seats in the main hall of the convention, and were only allowed to observe the events from the gallery. William Lloyd Garrison sat in the gallery to protest the exclusion of the women.
The first women's rights pamphlet, Letters on the Equality of the Sexes and the Condition of Women by Sarah Grimke, was published in the United States. It galvanized Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucy Stone and other early leaders of the suffrage movement.