Discovering New York Suffrage Stories

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This segment introduces the history behind what drove women to fight for equality. In the early 19th century, women had no legal status. Gaining the right to vote would have opened the door to new possibilities. Meet a few historians who acknowledge the role Western and Central New York played in this movement, especially with the construction of the Erie Canal.

Aired: 02/01/21

Rating: NR

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

Major support for Discovering New York Suffrage Stories was provided by The National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor and by the Susan Howarth Foundation and KeyBank in …