SUNY Broome to participate in efforts to commemorate women’s suffrage in NY

SUNY Broome faculty and staff are part of efforts to commemorate the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in Broome and Tioga counties.

Assistant Professor Carla Michalak and Staff Associate Maureen Kollar took part in a Dec. 15 press conference by the Broome – Tioga County Suffrage Anniversary Committee.

State and county-wide events are already in the planning process for next year, including a parade, a display at the Roberson Museum, a cemetery tour, on-campus events and more.

Women won the right to vote in New York State in 1917. Women across the country were granted the right to vote in 1920 with the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

If you have ideas for the commemoration or would like to contribute stories, artifacts, memorabilia from that time period, email btsuffrage@gmail.com.