suffrage

RFPs going out soon for Trailblazing Women statues

Nov 4, 2020
Trailblazing Women of Western New York Project

Three local trailblazing women have been chosen to have statues of themselves created and placed in front of the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library. It may not seem like a big deal, but it is significant because, of more than 100 public monuments in Western New York, only 2% honor women.

Noelle E. C. Evans / WXXI News

Voters paid their respects at Susan B. Anthony’s gravesite in Mt. Hope Cemetery on Election Day, carrying on a local tradition on the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which granted many women the right to vote.

Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul said she visits Anthony’s gravestone for inspiration, and to remind others of the suffragist’s legacy. 

The em-power of music in the Women's Suffrage Movement

Aug 26, 2020
Mary Brennan Taylor / Kenan Center

Music isn't just easy on the ears, it has been used as a rallying cry by political and social movements for centuries. As we commemorate the 100th anniversary of a woman's right to vote being signed into law today, WBFO took a look at the em-powerful role music played in the Suffrage Movement.

Office of the Lt. Governor

New York kicked off Women’s History Month at a special event in Albany. Each March, it honors the leadership of women who pave the way for others. However, this year is particularly special because it also commemorates the 100th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage in the United States.

Happy 200th Birthday to the woman who dared

Feb 16, 2020
Susan B. Anthony Museum & House

Three years before Susan B. Anthony and a small group of women cast their ballots for president in Rochester in 1872 in an audacious act of defiance that jump-started the women’s suffrage movement, she addressed a gathering in Detroit on the cause.

Mike Desmond / WBFO News

Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul was among a group celebrating the centennial of New York women getting the right to vote in Kenmore Sunday.