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A video compilation of footage and interviews recorded in the Rochester, NY area during and after the 2016 U.S. Presidential campaign and election. Interviewees responded to questions such as: "What does voting mean to you?", "Do you remember what…

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Headline from Democrat & Chronicle, June 17, 1919, regarding the 19th amendment being passed.

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Image of Jean Brooks Greenleaf

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Cartoon, "The Woman Who Dared," by Thomas Wust, Daily Graphic 1, no. 81 (June 5, 1873).

A cartoon of Susan B. Anthony as "Woman Who Dared" (to vote).

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African American women began making inroads to higher education after the Civil War. Frances “Fannie” Barrier Williams was the first African American to graduate from Brockport Normal School (now the College at Brockport), earning her teaching degree…

Sarah Dolley graduated from Rochester’s Central Medical College in 1851, becoming just the third woman in the U.S. to complete medical school and the first to be accepted as an intern, completing her training at Philadelphia’s Blockley Hospital. The…

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Henrietta native Antoinette Brown Blackwell completed a literary course at Oberlin in 1847 and petitioned for acceptance into the theology program there. She was admitted to study with the understanding that the school would not license her to…

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Susan B. Anthony, the most well-known suffragist in the U.S., did not attend the women’s rights conventions in 1848. She was teaching in Canajoharie, NY, and lecturing against alcohol use at the time. She did not join the fight for women’s rights…
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