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Votes for Women: Celebrating New York's Suffrage Centennial 2017 & 2020

Votes for Women: Celebrating New York's Suffrage Centennial 2017 & 2020

Oct 15, 2020

Woman Suffrage poster of a goddess wearing laurels and robes, with arms raised in victory, flanked by photos of the speakers: Jennifer Lemak and Ashley Hopkins-Benton

The 2020 Handel-Krom Lecture in Hudson River Valley History will be offered online, 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, will present 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:  http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/exhibitions/votes-for-women 

This presentation will be the ninth annual Handel-Krom Lecture in Hudson River Valley History, and will be an ONLINE ONLY event on Thursday, October 15, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. Presented by The Hudson River Valley Institute and hosted by Marist’s Office of Alumni Relations, the event is free and open to the public but pre-registration is required.