Youngest parade participant in New York City suffragist parade, c. 1912. Parades united women from varied backgrounds and received extensive news coverage.

100 Years of Women's Suffrage in New York State

This collection represents a portion of this historic struggle and a groundbreaking victory for women’s rights.
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Women's Suffrage in New York State

 

November 6, 2017 marked the Centennial of Women’s Suffrage in New York State. After almost seventy years of persistent, determined action by suffragists and their supporters, New York became one of the first states to fully enfranchise women in 1917. The gallery below displays imagery of pro- and anti-suffrage propaganda with historic photographs of the women who organized and marched until the vote was won.

They were mothers, wives, workers, rich and poor, and from every walk of life. They faced prejudice, harassment, and persecution from their opponents. Their pursuit of the vote was one goal among many in their battle for equality in the United States. This collection represents a portion of this historic struggle and a groundbreaking victory for women’s rights, a victory which continues to reverberate and inspire today.

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