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Celebrating the Centennial of Women's Suffrage in New York State.... More

New York had a leading role in the national Women's Suffrage Movement. The movement began in 1848, with the Women's Rights Convention in Seneca Falls. It was there that Elizabeth Cady Stanton wrote "The Declaration of Sentiments," and in 1853, when female delegates were not allowed to speak at the World's Temperance Convention, a movement that women also catalyzed, Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, formed the American Equal Rights Association, and began publishing a weekly newspaper, The Revolution, in New York City. Later they formed the National Woman Suffrage Association, based in New York. After years of struggle, New York women achieve the right to vote in 1917, paving the way for the eventual ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920, granting all American women the right to vote. To celebrate the centennial of that landmark New York legislation, Albany will host a number of special exhibits, performances, and talks devoted to this important movement in American history. Learn more about women's suffrage at any of these events!

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Signature Events

Women's Suffrage in New York State

March 01, 2017 to March 31, 2017 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: From: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Location: Empire State Plaza
  • Venue: Empire State Plaza
  • Admission: Free
  • Empire State Plaza, Capitol Corridor
  • Albany, NY 12242
  • Visit Website

This exhibit, located in the Capitol corridor, which connects the state house to the Empire State Plaza, includes imagery of pro- and anti-suffrage propaganda with historic photographs of the women wh...

Special Events

Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman #6

April 08, 2017

The Albany Symphony features a new work by one of America's most distinguished composers, Joan Tower. The Symphony will perform Tower's Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman #6, a work in a series by Tower....

Suffrage Rally

May 07, 2017
  • Times: 1:00 - 3:00 PM
  • Location: City Hall Park Albany, NY
  • Venue: Albany City Hall
  • Admission: Free
  • 24 Eagle St
  • Albany, NY 12207
  • Phone: 518-434-5075
  • Visit Website

Re-enactment of a suffrage rally, including pro and anti-suffrage speeches, songs, & historical dress. Free & open to the public. A resource sheet for costuming is available, and there will be...

When Women Lead: Intersectional Perspectives on Working for Social Justice

March 29, 2017

The City of Albany invites you to celebrate Women's History Month with the program When Women Lead: Intersectional Perspectives on Working for Social Justice on March 29 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM. Free a...

Women@Work Summit: The New York State of Women: How Does It Work for You?

June 07, 2017
  • Times: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Location: Times Union offices Hearst Media Center
  • 645 Albany Shaker Road
  • Albany, NY
  • Phone: 519-454-5067
  • Send Email
  • Visit Website

The conference is organized by Women@Work, a network of business and professional women in New York. Women@Work publishes a bi-monthly magazine, sponsors educational and networking events and offers p...

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