Discover a century of women’s political activism in New York City.
Beyond Suffrage: A Century of New York Women in Politics traces women’s political activism in New York from the 19th century struggle to win the right to vote, through issues of equality, justice and voting rights issues still in the headlines today.
2017 is the 100th Anniversary Suffrage Movement, which started in New York State, and resulted in the 19th Amendment.
This new exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York traces the path.
Forget Take your Daughters to Work. Take your daughters – and your sons – to this important exhibit and learn what women can do to change the world.
Beginning with the long battle for women’s voting rights that culminated in 1917 statewide and 1920 nationally, the exhibition highlights women at the center of New York’s politics over the course of 100 years. It features a diverse range of activists from the familiar and lesser known, the battles they fought, and the many issues they championed.
The exhibition examines how women navigated New York politics in the 1920s through 1940s, often working behind the scenes for causes like health, labor, and good government; the central role of New York in the women’s liberation movement of the 1960s and its redefining of women’s roles in politics and government; and continued campaigns for women’s political power and grassroots mobilizations that demand equal gender rights today.
Beyond Suffrage: A Century of New York Women in Politics features rare artifacts, documents, garments, photographs, and audio-visual materials spanning more than a century that show how women have been politicized—and in turn changed politics—in New York and beyond.
The Museum of the City of New York is at 103rd St and Fifth Ave., open daily 10am to 6pm.