Discover 100 Years of NYC Women in Politics in this New Exhibition

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A new exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York explores a century of women’s political activism in New York City. This must-see exhibit is truly inspirational, and more important now than ever before. Here are all the details.

Beyond Suffrage: A Century of New York Women in Politics traces the history of women’s political activism in New York City. The exhibition begins by unraveling the brave struggle to win the vote, all the way through the 20th century, and into our own times and the recent Woman’s March in January of this year.

The stars at the center of the exhibition are the women at the heart of New York’s politics over a century of history; starting with those who fought the long battle for voting rights that culminated in 1917 in NY state and 1920 nationally. You’ll meet a diverse range of female activists, from familiar faces to the lesser known characters from the annals of political history. You’ll be lead through the battles they fought, and the many issues they championed.

Visitors are invited to explore documents, photographs, magazine covers and videos and audio clips that honor New Yorks feminist leaders. Items on show span a century of time, from a “Women’s Political Union” pennant from 1917 to an NYC Women’s March poster from January of this year.

Beyond Suffrage: A Century of New York Women in Politics is at the Museum of the City of New York (1220 Fifth Ave at 103rd St.,) and is open daily 10am–6pm.

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