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Erected in 2015, this monument commemorates the struggle women fought for their right to vote. It consists of three statues depicting men and a timeline that wraps around them. The first date is 1776 with a quote from Abigail Adams stating "remember the ladies." The last date is 1920, the year the 19th Amendment was ratified, which prevents the federal government and states from denying women the right to vote.


  • "Passage" was erected in 2015.
  • Plant, World, Tree, Art
  • Cloud, Sky, Plant, Tree
  • James Mott chaired the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention that was organized by his wife Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
  • Eyebrow, Photograph, Coat, Style
  • Face, Forehead, Head, Chin
  • Photograph, Coat, Suit, Headgear

The three men depicted in "The Passage" were prominent supporters of the women's suffrage movement: Max Eastman, James Mott, and Frederick Douglas.

Monument Timeline: [Use links below to learn more about these events]

1776: Abigail Adams entreats her husband to "remember the ladies".

1777: Women lose the right to vote in New York.

1780: Women lose the right to vote in Massachusetts.

1784: Women lose the right to vote in New Hampshire.

1787: The US Constitutional Convention gives voting rights to all states. Women in all states, except New Jersey lose the right to vote.

1807: Women lose the right to vote in New Jersey.

1840: Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton barred from the World Anti-Slavery Convention in England because of their sex.

1848: The first Women's Rights convention is held in Seneca Falls, James Mott presiding as chair.

1850: National women's rights conventions begin to be held annually.

1866: Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton form the American Equal Rights Association to support universal suffrage.

1867: Fourteenth amendment passes Congress, defining citizens as "male".

1869: Wyoming Territory grants women the right to vote.

1870: Utah Territory grants women the right to vote. 15th Amendment ratified, granting black men the right to vote.

1878: A federal amendment to grant women the right to vote is introduced by Senator A.A. Sargeant of California.

1887: Women in Utah lose the right to vote.

1895: Utah grants full franchise for women.

1896: Idaho grants full franchise for women.

1910: Washington State grants full franchise. Max Eastman becomes a founder of the Men's League for Women's Suffrage.

1911: California grants women the right to vote.

1912: Oregon, Arizona and Kansas become full franchise states.

1913: Alaska Territory grants full right to vote, Illinois grants rights for municipal and presidential elections, but not state.

1914: Montana and Nevada enfranchise women.

1916: Jeanette Rankin is elected to the House of Representatives from the state of Montana.

November 6, 1917: New York approves women's right to vote.

1917: 500 suffragists arrested for picketing the White House, charged with obstructing traffic. 168 of them served jail time.

1918: President Wilson lends support. Suffrage amendment passes the House but loses by 2 votes in the Senate.

1919: Michigan, South Dakota and Oklahoma grant women the right to vote.

1920: 19th Amendment Ratified.

"3 great men honored in Seneca Falls statue unveiling." FingerLakes1.com. November 5, 2015. Accessed July 2, 2021. https://fingerlakes1.com/2015/11/05/3-great-men-honored-in-seneca-falls-statue-unveiling/.

"Passage." The Historical Marker Database. Accessed January 2, 2019. https://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=104714.

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"Passage." The Historical Marker Database. Accessed July 2, 2021. https://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=104714.

"Passage." The Historical Marker Database. Accessed July 2, 2021. https://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=104714.

"James Mott." Wikipedia. Accessed July 2, 2021. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Mott.

"Frederick Douglas." Wikipedia. Accessed July 2, 2021. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_Douglass.

"Max Eastman." Wikipedia. Accessed July 2, 2021. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Eastman.

"Men's League for Woman Suffrage." New York Heritage Digital Collections. Accessed July 2, 2021. https://nyheritage.org/exhibits/recognizing-womens-right-vote/men%E2%80%99s-league-woman-suffrage.