Ann Mitchell is set to perform Suffragettes UNITE! at the 2019 KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival on Thursday, September 19th, at 6:30 pm at the The Avyarium Theatre (274 Goodman St. N. Suite D242 – located at The Village Gate, Entrance B – 2nd floor). [Read more…] about Women’s Suffrage Performance in Rochester
Women’s Rights National Historical Park (NHP) has announced that Convention Days 2019 have been set for July 19–21 from 9 am to 5 pm, each day.
The Convention Day theme “Back to our Roots,” focuses on the early days of the Women’s Rights Movement. The program explores the early movement, its leaders and the impact those roots continue to have on women’s rights today. This year’s event sets the scene for the upcoming 2020 centennial of women’s right to vote ratified with the 19th Amendment in 1920. [Read more…] about Women’s Rights Convention Days July 19-21
In 1893, a deputy sheriff knocked on Matilda Joslyn Gage’s door in Fayetteville, New York. He served her with a supreme writ, court papers summoning her to appear before a judge for breaking the law.
“All of the crimes which I was not guilty of rushed through my mind,” she wrote later, “but I failed to remember that I was a born criminal — a woman.” Her crime: registering to vote. The verdict: guilty as charged. [Read more…] about Radical Suffragist Matilda Joslyn Gage
2017 marks the Centennial of Women’s Suffrage in New York State, and this fall, Humanities New York is exploring the subject with a reading and discussion group.
Union College Professor Andrea Foroughi will leads the group through six evenings of book discussion. The book selections include history, biography, and fiction, and provide a window into this chapter of American social progress and a springboard into ongoing discussions of women’s history. [Read more…] about Schenectady Votes For Women Reading & Discussion Group
The first Fall Path Through History Weekend will begin on October 7, 2017. Event registration is underway. Events across New York State will celebrate the Women’s Suffrage Centennial.
The Broome-Tioga Suffrage Anniversary Parade will be held in Binghamton on October 7.
A reenactment of the 1913 parade that was held in Binghamton in conjunction with the NYS Woman Suffrage Association Convention. The parade will mimic the 1913 parade and then feature modern groups celebrating the 100th anniversary of NYS Suffrage. The parade starts at 1pm at the American Legion on Main Street and processes down to Court Street. [Read more…] about Path Through History: Women’s Suffrage Centennial
Sally Roesch Wagner PhD, Founder and Executive Director of the Matilda Joslyn Gage Center for Social Justice Dialogue in Fayetteville NY, will be the final speaker for the Peterboro Women’s History Weekend at 1:30 on Sunday, September 24 at the Smithfield Community Center in Peterboro NY.
Dr. Wagner’s program will culminate a weekend of activities related to women’s suffrage, dress reform, and the 19th C. “domestic sphere” in commemoration of the Centennial of NYS Women’s Suffrage.
Wagner will present The Rest of the Story of the Suffrage Movement which relates to Matilda Joslyn Gage’s and Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s position in 1880 on women’s voting. These two co-leaders of the National Woman Suffrage Association were beginning to see differently than Susan B. Anthony, the third co-leader of the organization. Anthony believed the movement should concentrate on getting women the vote. Gage contended that women already had the right to vote – that in a system based on the consent of the governed, the government just needed to protect the right to exercise citizenship, not “give” the right. [Read more…] about Sally Roesch Wagner: The Rest of the Suffrage Story
Albany Institute of History & Art has opened a new exhibition exploring Albany and Anti-Suffrage Movement.
The year 2017 marks the centennial of woman’s suffrage in New York State.
Albany was considered a stronghold of the anti-suffrage movement. The exhibit tells the story of the women who first met in 1894 before the New York Constitutional Convention convened, organized the Albany branch of the New York State Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage, lobbied to make their views heard in 1915, and lost their fight in 1917. [Read more…] about New Exhibition Explores Albany Anti-Suffrage Movement
Susan Goodier and Karen Pastorello have released a new book, Women Will Vote (Cornell University Press, 2017), which coincides with the 2017 centenary of women’s right to full suffrage in New York State.
The book highlights the activism of rural, urban, African American, Jewish, immigrant, and European American women, as well as male suffragists, both upstate and downstate, that led to the positive outcome of the 1917 referendum.
Goodier and Pastorello argue that the popular nature of the women’s suffrage movement in New York State and the resounding success of the referendum at the polls relaunched suffrage as a national issue. If women had failed to gain the vote in New York, Goodier and Pastorello claim, there is good reason to believe that the passage and ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment would have been delayed. [Read more…] about Women Will Vote: New Book On Winning Suffrage in NYS
Brooke Kroeger’s book, The Suffragents (SUNY Press, 2017) tells the story of how some of New York’s most powerful men formed the Men’s League for Woman Suffrage, which grew between 1909 and 1917 from 150 founding members into a force of thousands across thirty-five states.
Kroeger details the National American Woman Suffrage Association’s strategic decision to accept their organized help and then to deploy these influential new allies as suffrage foot soldiers, a role they accepted.
Women’s Rights National Historical Park has partnered with the Seward House Museum in Auburn who will present a program titled “Seward Feminism” in the National Park Visitor Center’s Guntzel Theater on Saturday March 11th at 1 pm.
Although often overlooked because of the national shadow cast by Secretary of State William Henry Seward, the women of the Seward family contributed greatly to the spirit of reform sweeping through mid-19th-century America. [Read more…] about Women’s Rights National Park Presents ‘Seward Feminism’