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On NYS Suffrage’s Centennial, Celebrating New Push to Honor Pioneers

On NYS Suffrage’s Centennial, Celebrating New Push to Honor Pioneers

BY TEQUILA MINSKY | On the evening of Nov. 6, just hours after the dedication of a site in Central Park for a planned Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Woman Suffrage Movement Monument, supporters of the project held a celebratory reception at the New-York Historical Society on Central Park West and 77th St. […]

Monument to Suffrage Pioneers to Break Central Park ‘Bronze Ceiling’

Monument to Suffrage Pioneers to Break Central Park ‘Bronze Ceiling’

BY TEQUILA MINSKY | The Nov. 6 morning gathering of nearly 150 on the northwest corner of Literary Walk on the Mall in Central Park commemorated a momentous date: the 100-year anniversary of the law that granted women in New York State the right to vote. City Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver, along with a cadre […]

Why Does New York Honor So Few Women in Monuments?

Why Does New York Honor So Few Women in Monuments?

BY TEQUILA MINSKY | The March weather was brisk, but with sunny skies the day mostly cooperated with the desire of participants to soak in the rare women who merited statuary recognition in New York. “I’m disgusted that every public dedication for bridges, roads, airports are named for men,” Vilma Nelson said of her reasons […]

Rare Women’s Suffrage Artifacts at Hunter’s Roosevelt House

Rare Women’s Suffrage Artifacts at Hunter’s Roosevelt House

BY KELSY CHAUVIN | Exactly 100 years ago, only 12 US states allowed women to vote, even though all men, regardless of race, could vote beginning in 1870. In New York — the very state where the first women’s rights convention took place in Seneca Falls in 1848 — suffrage had to wait until 1917. […]

Honoring Joan of Arc’s UWS Statue, Pushing for More to Commemorate Women

Honoring Joan of Arc’s UWS Statue, Pushing for More to Commemorate Women

BY TEQUILA MINSKY | On December 3, students from M.S. 256, which is housed in the Joan of Arc Educational Complex, walked the few blocks from their Upper West Side location to their school’s namesake — the Joan of Arc statue at the foot of West 93rd Street and Riverside Drive. They were to be a part […]