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Women's Rights

While New York State has been an integral part in various aspects of human rights history, the roots of one of the most iconic revolutions began on our very soil, Women’s Rights.
After being repeatedly restricted in society the Women’s Rights movement began in 1848 in Seneca Falls where today sits the National Women’s Hall of Fame. Down the road is Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s home, the woman credited for starting it all. The Wesleyan Chapel located in the Women’s Rights National Historic Park is the site where Stanton organized the first Women’s Rights Convention.
Susan B Anthony soon joined forces with Stanton and together they made a formidable team. The Susan B. Anthony Museum and House in Rochester shares Anthony’s story.
While Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B Anthony are acclaimed for pioneering these rights, often unacknowledged is Matilda Joslyn Gage. The Matilda Joslyn Gage Home in Fayetteville shares Gage’s vision and inspired passions.
When you are talking about women of history, Eleanor Roosevelt’s name will often come about. In Hyde Park the Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site is the only National Historic Site dedicated to a first lady and was once the Roosevelt family retreat.
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