Women Will Vote: Celebrating a Centennial of Suffrage

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Date(s) - 04/28/2019
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Carriage House Theater (Theater Mack) at the Cayuga Museum


Three years before the 19th Amendment to the Constitution granted suffrage to women nationwide in 1920, women in New York won a hard fought battle for the ballot. Historians Susan Goodier and Karen Pastorello will tell their story, touching on how a diverse web of grassroots activists led to a successful referendum in the Empire State, and how that story reinvigorated a national movement for women to gain the vote. Goodier and Pastorello will also sign copies of their acclaimed book, Women Will Vote: Winning Suffrage in New York State (2017).

Dr. Susan Goodier is a Lecturer in History at SUNY Oneonta and Karen Pastorello is a Professor of History at Tompkins Cortland Community College. Both are leading scholars in the fields of women’s history, reform, and the 19th century.