Susan Goodier, lecturer, History Department is serving as a consultant to Judith Wellman, Historical New York Research Associates, and the principle investigator, for a project to identify historic sites relating to women’s voting rights.
The movement for women’s right to vote, along with movements for civil rights for African Americans, formed one of the most significant non-violent campaigns for human rights in US history.
The ten central New York counties included in the project are Cayuga, Livingston, Monroe, Onondaga, Ontario, Oswego, Seneca, Tompkins, Wayne, and Yates. The results will include a database, a historical context statement, and a bibliography. The sites will connect to a national women’s historical sites project. We held our first meeting in Canandaigua, the city where Susan B. Anthony was tried and pronounced guilty by the court for attempting to vote in 1872. Funding for the project comes from Preserve New York.