February 13–14, 1857
On February 13–14, 1857, Corinthian Hall was the site of an antislavery convention. Hezekiah Joslyn (father of woman’s rights advocate Matilda Joslyn Gage) served as the convention’s vice president. (Nineteenth-century practice was to use the singular, woman's, when referring to women as a class; later practice was to use the plural, women's.) Speakers included William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick Douglass, and Susan B. Anthony.