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Staten Island’s suffragists brought the movement from neighborhood parlors to the streets of New York City and even to the skies above it.


Suffragists claimed space in newsprint and pubished their own periodicals, arguing passionately in favor of women’s political equality.


Prior to the 19th Amendment, laws barred women from voting, but that did not stop them from organizing.

Women of the Nation Arise!

Women of the Nation Arise! presents stories of Staten Island suffragists focusing on four tactics they used in the decades-long struggle for political change before they could vote.