New state Capitol exhibit honors women’s rights trailblazers

March 6, 2018

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A new exhibit highlighting New York women who contributed to the nation’s women’s rights movement has opened at the state Capitol.

Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul (HOH’-kuhl) unveiled the exhibit Monday during an event in the East Gallery on the building’s second floor.

Titled “1918: The New Day for New York Women,” the display celebrates a century of progress since women’s suffrage was passed in New York state during World War I.

The exhibit also honors 25 New York women who were trailblazers and accomplished a “first” in their chosen fields.

The pioneers include Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York’s first female U.S. senator and the first woman nominated by a major party as its presidential candidate.

The exhibit is on display through March, which is Women’s History Month.

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