Long Island Woman Suffrage Association18 Northfield Road
Glen Cove NY 11542
Category: Women's Rights and Heritage
Description: The purpose of this association is to celebrate and share information about the history of the woman suffrage movement, especially on Long Island. 2017 will mark one hundred years since New York women won the vote, and we are actively planning celebrations of this important centennial, as well planning to join the national celebration in 2020 of the passage of the 19th Amendment. To that end we hope to identify places on Long Island that played a major part in the movement - homes of activists,or historic sites where women fought for liberty.
Our Story: The woman suffrage movement found fertile ground in which to grow and flourish on Long Island and many of the women who were responsible for its success call Long Island home. From the west, with its proximity to the excitement of New York City, to the east with it bucolic agricultural and recreational treasures, Long Island played an important role in the battle for equal rights for women. My book, "Long Island and the Woman Suffrage Movement" tells the story of these wonderful women.