The 70-year fight for suffrage began in Central and Western New York, an epicenter of reform. Women began their battle for the vote in the mid-1800s. This part of the upstate region was an epicenter of reform, tackling societal issues like abolition, religion, temperance, and women’s rights. Success depended on many women whose stories are often forgotten. Watch On-Demand & Access Classroom Resources
Meet Matilda Joslyn Gage, Paulina Wright Davis, Mary Burnett Talbert, and Hester Whitehurst Jeffrey, diverse suffragists who tirelessly navigated religious intolerance, sexism, politics, and racism as they fought for the vote and women’s equality. Learn more at the documentary website.
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