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Suffrage in New York State

Lecture on Suffrage in New York State

Mar 27, 2021

The 2020 Handel-Krom Lecture in Hudson River Valley History took place on Thursday, October 15, 2020, with a focus on the fight for women’s suffrage across New York State and how the women of New York paved the way for the passage of the 19th Amendment.

Jennifer Lemak and Ashley Hopkins-Benton, from the New York State Museum, presented on the centennial of Women's Suffrage in New York State, with specific attention paid to the elements of the cause related to the Hudson River Valley.  Both speakers curated the recent exhibition and companion catalog "‘Votes for Women’ Celebrating New York's Suffrage Centennial" that was on display in the New York State Museum from November 2017 - May 2018.  An online version of the exhibit may be viewed at:

Watch their presentation on YouTube at: