New York State Women's History

The History of Woman Suffrage in New York

New York State was key to the national movement for women’s suffrage. From Seneca Falls to New York City’s Lower East Side, from Buffalo to Brooklyn, from Canton to Cattaraugus, people in New York State were leaders in the woman suffrage movement from 1848 until 1917 when suffrage was legalized in New York State and on to 1920 when the federal government passed the 19th amendment.

This website pays tribute to those who worked diligently against nearly insurmountable odds to provide New York State women the right to vote.

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, November 4, 2017 New York Women’s Suffrage Centennial Conference

The Women’s Rights and Heritage Committee of the New York Cultural Heritage Tourism Network


Saturday, November 4, 2017

New York Women’s Suffrage Centennial Conference

New York State Archives Partnership Trust


Cultural Education Center

222 Madison Avenue

Empire State Plaza Albany, NY 12230

Get Directions

GPS: 42.648614,-73.761391

New York State Library on Seventh

Agenda For Details

League of Women Voters of New York State - Reception Details / Reception Flyer

Buy reception tickets here or call state office at 518-465-4162.

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Victoria Earle Matthews

Journalist and author
Founder, Women’s Loyal Union of New York and Brooklyn to assist Ida B. Wells
“The Value of Race Literature”
National Federation of Afro-American Women
National Association of Colored Women
White Rose Mission