Seen and Heard: Symbols of Protest and Solidarity from the Women’s Suffrage Movement in Central New York

OHA’s observance of the Women’s Suffrage Centennial reminds us of how far we have come, as well as the conflicts that remain regarding voting rights and the balance of power between the states and federal government.  The exhibit features garments representative of the movement as well as rare and fragile items including an autograph book from the National Womens’ Suffrage Association.
Sponsored by a Humanities New York Action Grant, this project underscores the importance of humanities education in providing context for the origins of voting rights activism and their implications for the future.