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Meet the brave women that were as fierce as the Finger Lakes are beautiful. Each trailblazer has a mighty story and we've tried our best to capture its essence and importance. Click on their pictures to begin to understand their bravery, their sacrifices, their struggles, and their incredible impact. Then plan your visit to the sites and streets where these women took a stand for what they believed in.

Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman

Civil war hero, self-made entrepreneur, philanthropist
 

Elizabeth Blackwell

Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell

First woman to receive a medical degree in the US, relentless public health activist  

Jikonsaseh

Jikonsaseh

"Mother of Nations,” Cofounder of the Iroquois Confederacy
 

Susan B. Anthony

Susan B. Anthony

Legendary suffragist, abolitionist, civil rights leader
 

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Renowned suffragist, principal author of the Declaration of Sentiments

Frances Seward

Frances Seward

Original influencer, fierce antislavery advocate, women’s rights activist

Martha Coffin Wright

Martha Coffin Wright

Diehard suffragist, organizer of the first Women’s Rights Convention
 

Matilda Joslyn Gage

Matilda Joslyn Gage

Unapologetic free-thinker, leading suffragist, Native American rights activist  

Emily Howland

Emily Howland

Dedicated teacher of those formerly enslaved, world’s first female bank director, ardent suffragist

 


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