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1839-1840 | Anti-slavery movement divides along lines of belief about the role of women. At the 1840 World Anti-Slavery Conference in London, Lucretia Mott and other women are not permitted to actively participate, despite being official delegates; they are ushered to the gallery to observe. Mott meets Elizabeth Cady Stanton at the conference, and mutual indignation over the female delegates’ treatment sows the seeds for the women’s rights movement.