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New state Capitol exhibit honors women's rights trailblazers

New state Capitol exhibit honors women's rights trailblazers Photo: Kathy Hochul/Twitter.

March 07, 2018 07:03 AM

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A new exhibit highlighting New York women who contributed to the nation's women's rights movement has opened at the state Capitol.
    
Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul unveiled the exhibit Monday during an event in the East Gallery on the building's second floor.
    
Titled "1918: The New Day for New York Women," the display celebrates a century of progress since women's suffrage was passed in New York state during World War I.
    
The exhibit also honors 25 New York women who were trailblazers and accomplished a "first" in their chosen fields.
    
The pioneers include Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York's first female U.S. senator and the first woman nominated by a major party as its presidential candidate.
    
The exhibit is on display through March, which is Women's History Month.

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