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Rich history of women’s suffrage movement to go on display in New York City

A new exhibition, opening soon in New York City, will feature posters and other documents from the women’s suffrage movement, including the prison records of Britain’s Emmeline Pankhurst (portrayed by Meryl Streep in the 2015 film Suffragette), witty propaganda pamphlets, and an early manuscript about family planning by birth control pioneer Margaret Sanger, along with other treasured artefacts of feminist history.

“Women Take the Lead: From Elizabeth Cady Stanton to Eleanor Roosevelt, Suffrage to Human Rights,” will open on January 14 and run through April 2, at the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College.

The Institute was the New York home base for the former president and his wife from 1905-1941, and where Franklin D. Roosevelt asked Frances Perkins to become secretary of labor and the first female cabinet member. The exhibition “is being shown in a place where women’s history was embraced and advanced,” observes Institute director Harold Holzer.

Read the full story at The New York Times.

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