“The purpose of recognizing discrimination is not to become a victim, but a revolutionary.” — Susan Estrich
In Rochester, NY visit:
- The Susan B. Anthony House
- Mt. Hope Cemetery, Mt. Hope Ave., near Elmwood AVe. Both Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass are buried here.
- Antoinette Blackwell birthplace (not open to the public), 1099 Pinnacle Road, Henrietta. Blackwell was the first ordained female minister in the United States.
In Seneca Falls, NY visit:
- Women’s Rights National Historical Park which includes the Elizabeth Cady Stanton home.
- National Women’s Hall of Fame
- Friends of Women’s Rights National Historical Park
Near Rochester, NY visit:
- Statue of Mary Jemison, Letchworth State Park, Castile. Known as the “White Woman of the Genesee,” Jemison lived among the Seneca Indians.
- Harriet Tubman home, 180 South St., Auburn. Tubman led more than 300 slaves to freedom along the Underground Railroad.
- Clara Barton established the first local Red Cross society in the St. Paul’s United Lutheran Church, 21 Clara Barton St., Dansville.
- Matilda Joslyn Gage home, 210 E. Genesee St., Fayetteville, NY. Gage was a major leader in the woman suffrage movement.
- Western New York Suffragists: Winning the Vote
- 1848 Declaration of Sentiments
- 1998 Declaration of Sentiments of the National Organization for Women
- The Women’s Peace Encampment
- Letters of Susan B. Anthony from the Rochester Public Library, Local History Manuscript Collection.
- Martha Matilda Harper defied her destiny as a servant girl to launch America’s first business format franchising system in 1891 in Rochester, NY.
- Frederick Douglass lived in Rochester for 25 years until his home burned down and he moved to Washington, D.C. His paper North Star was published here and he is buried in Mt. Hope Cemetery.
- Rochester’s Topfree Seven were arrested in 1986 for baring their breasts in a park. They challenged the law that stated women could bare their breasts for “entertainment” purposes only. In 1992 the New York highest state court ruled that women could be topfree in public.