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March 22, 2012

FP Founder FLORENCE HOWE Honored Among New York's Women Leaders

Governor Cuomo Announces Opening of Capitol Exhibit Honoring Prominent New York Women

The title of the exhibit, From Seneca Falls to the Supreme Court: New York's Women Leading the Way, is meant to evoke how New York women have played a central role in expanding civil rights and leading progressive movements in the United States, from the very beginning of the women's movement in 1848 to present day.

Professor Florence Howe, founding publisher of the Feminist Press at the City University of New York and Professor Emeritus of English at CUNY, said, "I am honored to be included among New York State women who have helped to change the course of history for women not only in the US, but internationally, as they joined with other women around the world. In particular, women’s activism through the past 50 years has taught all of us that issues of race, class, and gender are inextricably intertwined. Fortunately, also, the Governor’s wall provides a testament to the women’s movement’s pursuit of history through this period and beyond. I for one am grateful for his vision."

In addition to the biographical panels, the exhibit also highlights important events in the history of New York State spanning from 1848 to the more.

For more information about seeing the exhibit at the New York State Capitol go to

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