NYS Women's Suffrage Centennial 1917-2017

In 2017, it will be 100 years since New York State signed women's suffrage into law, three years before the United States passed the 19th Amendment. To commemorate this important heritage, Humanities New York will foster a statewide dialogue about the lasting legacy of women’s suffrage, and how it continues to shape American democracy today.
Votes for Women! Reading & Discussion Series

Elizabeth Cady Stanton An American Life

Centering Black Woman, a talk by public scholar Susan Goodier
A Sustainable World of Equality & Peace, A talk by Public Scholars Freida J. Jacques & Sally Roesch Wagner

Humanities New York is bringing the people, places and ideas of the women’s suffrage movement to life.  To date, Humanities New York has awarded over $458K to New York tax-exempt organizations for Centennial themed activities that explore the diversity of individuals and ideas that contributed to this grassroots movement.  In particular, Humanities New York has supported projects that connect contemporary concerns (civil rights, gender diversity, equality, and civic engagement) to the legacy of women's suffrage.


Educational Resources

Centennial Grantees


NYS Women's Suffrage Commission