Women's Suffrage

WBFO Photo/Nancy Fischer Painting: Craig Thomas

A vivid picture comes to mind when we hear the phrase “Women’s Movement,” but the protests of today in Washington, D.C. had their roots in the women’s suffrage movement, a protest that lasted for decades and resulted in the 19th Amendment which gave women the right to vote 100 years ago.


David Duprey / AP

Efforts are underway to create an online database with an interactive map of suffragists’ gravesites across New York State.

Vaughn Golden / WRVO News

About 2,000 people braved bitterly cold temperatures and snow for a rally and march in Seneca Falls on Saturday. The event was part of three days of activities designed to “inspire all Americans to take an active role in democracy," encourage eligible voters to get out the vote and honor the legacy of women in leadership.

Bipartisan pilgrimage honors Rep. Louise Slaughter

Jul 23, 2018
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A first of its kind "pilgrimage" brought both Republican and Democratic leaders to Western New York this weekend to explore two significant freedom movements in the state, the abolitionist movement and women’s suffrage.

National Women's Hall of Fame inducts 10

Sep 17, 2017
National Women's Hall of Fame

The National Women's Hall of Fame inducted 10 women Saturday, celebrating their pioneering efforts in areas that include medicine, entertainment, the military and politics. There was also a luncheon and ceremony to celebrate 100 years since suffragists gained the right to vote in New York.

New York State

New York is home to many equal rights movements - and now the state wants to actively promote that history to tourists.