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Fight To the Beginning: The Struggle for Women’s Suffrage in New York

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 8:00am to 5:00pm

More dates through March 31, 2018

Mann Library, Lobby

Mann Library’s exhibit: Fight To the Beginning: The Struggle for Women’s Suffrage in New York is about the struggle to enact woman suffrage in the Empire State and the United States at large. Five cases highlight the kinds of resistance that suffragists encountered en route to the legislative victories in 1917 and 1920, introducing major figures and events to present highlights of the movement, the opposition it engendered, and how it was overcome. The story of women’s suffrage in New York State offers lessons that continue to resound:  While the arc of history may bend toward justice, it has taken active pursuit to achieve progress.   

Please join us on Thursday, November 9, 4pm in Mann Room 160 for a special presentation by former Cornell University Archivist Elaine Engst and Tompkins County historian Carol Kammen: "Centennial Celebration--The Story of Suffrage in New York."

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Cornell University Library, Mann Library


Cornell, Mann Library, gender studies, American history, Suffrage

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Eveline Ferretti

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Free and open to the public


November 9, 2017 4pm

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