Discovering New York Suffrage Stories

Discovering New York Suffrage Stories

Meet diverse New York women who battled oppression and racism in their fight for the vote.

In New York State, the epicenter for reform in the mid 1800’s, women began their battle for the vote. The movement’s success depended on these women, but today, many of their stories are absent from the history. Meet a few of the diverse suffragists who tirelessly navigated issues of religious intolerance, sexism, politics, and racism as they fought for the vote and for women’s equality.

Discovering New York Suffrage Stories is a local public television program presented by WNED PBS.