Continuing his commemoration of March as Women’s History Month, State Senator Mike Nozzolio today announced an exhibit honoring the unique struggles and many achievements of prominent women throughout New York’s history, including the founders of the Women’s Rights movement that began here in the Finger Lakes Region.
“As the State Senator representing Seneca Falls, the birthplace of Women’s Rights and home of the National Women’s Hall of Fame, I am elated that the lives of the many extraordinary women who have shaped our State and Nation will enjoy a special place of honor in our Capitol,” said Senator Nozzolio. “From Susan B. Anthony to Elizabeth Cady Stanton to Harriet Tubman, women throughout our region and throughout New York State have played an integral role in making our State and Nation a better place to live and work for all citizens.”
The “Historic Women of Distinction Exhibit," celebrates the central role New York women have played in expanding civil rights and changing the course of history, from 1848 when the first Women’s Rights convention was held in Seneca Falls, to the present day.
The exhibit will include Finger Lakes Region natives Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who founded the movement to grant women the right to vote, as well as abolitionist Harriet Tubman. This year’s exhibit also includes three new honorees: author, poet and teacher Emma Lazarus; activist and lecturer, Mary Burnett Talbert and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
“Today, women across New York State are leaders in business, science, government and higher education. This exhibit is an outstanding tribute to the inspiring women past and present who are guiding our State to a brighter future,” concluded Senator Nozzolio.
The exhibit will be on display in Albany, March 18-29 at the Legislative Office Building. Senator Nozzolio is also offering an online women of distinction exhibit through his website, www.senatornozzolio.com.