For more information about the contributions of New York State and Western New York to the suffrage movement visit: 

Western New York Suffragists: Winning the Vote, a site developed by the Rochester Regional Library Council (RRLC)

Historic New York Suffragists, a site sponsored by the New York State Women’s Suffrage Commission

The New York State Museum’s “Votes for Women” exhibit

The New York State Women’s Rights Path Through History

The New York State Women’s Suffrage Commission

To learn more about the 19th Amendment and reflect on its 100th anniversary in 2020 go to:

Amended, a podcast sponsored by Humanities New York discussing important but under-recognized women who fought injustice based on race, citizenship status, and class, in addition to advocating for the rights of their sex

National Votes for Women Trail, a project of the National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites to collect information about suffrage-related historic sites from around the country. There are over 1000 sites in the searchable  database, including several from Western New York.

Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight for the Vote, an online exhibition of the Library of Congress chronicling the full history of the suffrage movement

Women’s Rights Pioneers Monument in New York’s Central Park, spearheaded by the Monumental Women Fund. Watch media coverage of the unveiling on August 26, 2020 and/or download the “Talking Statues App” to listen to brief histories of the three women featured in the monument, as narrated by actresses Jane Alexander, Viola Davis, America Ferrara, Rita Moreno, Zoe Saldana and Meryl Streep.

Related educational activity:

Check out the “Put Her On a Pedestal” Project to read about influential suffragists, download a template, and create your own artwork to share with others.