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The Women’s Rights Movement: From Seneca Falls To Today

Categories: NYS History, Women's Suffrage

Credit: New York State Library, Manuscripts and Special Collections, BRO0119+

The second episode of A New York Minute In History explores the Women’s Rights Movement from the Seneca Falls Convention in Central New York in 1848 to equality matters being debated today. We explore the Movement’s progress through the lineage of Coline Jenkins, the great-great granddaughter of suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Jenkins, a women’s rights activist in her own right, has a family tree that touched nearly every major women’s rights milestone in the 19th century and beyond.