"In 2017 it will be 100 years since New York State signed woman's suffrage into law, three years before the US passed the 19th Amendment. This was a milestone for the state and a transformative moment in American democracy. Equal opportunity is as important a topic today as it was when Susan B. Anthony was arrested in Rochester for attempting to vote.
This historical moment is the perfect time to frame a statewide discussion about the social, professional and political equality of women—and by extension, all citizens—in New York State.” – from New York Council for the Humanities’ web page
Our Community Wall: League of Women's Voters
In this centennial year of women earning the right to vote in New York State, The History Center has a small photograph exhibit highlighting the history and work of the Tompkins County League of Women Voters. Learn about this vibrant organization that works for good government through education, advocacy and community engagement. View the online exhibition here.