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    Women's Rights

    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.

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