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.
Opening Oct 11: #BeyondSuffrage – an exhibition looking at a century of women’s activism in NYC. The exhibition features rare artifacts, documents, #pantsuits, and more, that show how women have been politicized – and changed politics – in New York and beyond. 1- 2017 NYC Women’s March Poster, Museum of the City of New York, 2018.27.1B. 2- #BeyondSuffrage entrance 3- National Women’s Political Caucus, 1971, Photographed by Charles Gorry, Courtesy of AP Images. 4- Suffrage parade on Fifth Avenue, November 1, 1915, Courtesy Rose Schneiderman Collection, Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Archives, New York University.
Place your vote in #BeyondSuffrage! Are you a feminist? Should we change voting rules? You decide! Visit and cast your vote this weekend – we’re open 10am-6pm every day! ⠀ **⠀ Photographer: @storiedmichael ⠀ **⠀ Elizabeth Hamby. “They Carried Them With Us, They Lifted Us Up.” Parachute animated during the Women’s March, NYC 2017. It was designed by Elizabeth Hamby, Priscilla Stadler, Bridget Bartolini, and Hatuey Ramos-Fermin.
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