Women in New York State won the right to vote in 1917, three years before the 19th Amendment secured their vote nationwide. From Seneca Falls in 1848, when Elizabeth Cady Stanton first proposed that women should vote, generations of women worked tirelessly for suffrage. Many Long Island women were leaders in the final decade, including Alva Vanderbilt Belmont, Harriot Stanton Blatch, General Rosalie Jones, and Louisine Havemeyer of Islip, who carried a suffrage torch from Long Island to Buffalo. Learn about these and other women (and men) in the suffrage campaign from Natalie Naylor, a retired Hofstra professor and Long Island historian. Co-sponsored with the Rogers Memorial Library.