New Yorkers have long led the struggle for women's rights. Seneca Falls is considered the birthplace of the women's rights movement, and some of its greatest leaders from Susan B. Anthony to Matilda Joslyn Gage and Elizabeth Cady Stanton did their pioneering work in the Empire State. In passing women's suffrage in 1917, New York fueled the momentum for the entire nation to follow suit three years later.
A National Historic Landmark, Steepletop was the beloved home of poet Edna St. Vincent Millay, whose work and life came to represent the modern, liberated woman of the Jazz age. From 1925 until her... more