This Museum Exhibit Is Celebrating A Century Of Women In Politics

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People! It is the 21st century!

The fact that women are fierce AF and gearing up to run the world like nobody's business is not even up for debate anymore.

Unfortunately, female contributions to our nation's rich history have often gone underappreciated or even ignored. But no longer.

That's why it's so amazing that on October 11, the Museum of the City of New York debuted a new exhibition called “Beyond Suffrage: A Century of New York Women in Politics" celebrating the role that women have had in making our nation the amazing place that it is today.

Though it begins with the long struggle that ultimately granted women the right to vote, this exhibit encompasses the countless ways women have made their voices heard and propelled the change our nation needed.

jhaubner afternoon at the museum with a coupla nasty women. an amazing, frustrating, inspiring, and eye-opening reminder that we've come a long way, but that we've still got a long way to go (yes, those are FRAMED union square post-it notes). ladies (and gents) of new york -- GO 👏 SEE 👏 THIS 👏 EXHIBIT. . . . #museumday #museumofthecityofnewyork #beyondsuffrage #saturdayvibes #womenshistory #thefutureisfemale #votesforwomen #womensmarch #womenshistory #timeoutnewyork #nyc #nycweekends #weekendactivity #gloriasteinem #equalrights #feminism #activism #newyorkcity #uppereastside #thisiswhatafeministlookslike


Learn about the work of famous women activists as well as some of the more unsung heroes. Many ladies were toiling away behind the scenes of prominent '20s and '30s movements like those for health, labor, and good government.

Then travel through time and check out the Women's Liberation movement of the 1960s; NYC gals had a central role in pushing it forward!

Artifacts on display include a Women’s Political Union pennant dating all the way back to 1917 and a poster from a women's march that took place just this past January, along with tons of other documents, garments, photographs, and audio-visual materials.

 
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