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The Seneca Falls Historical Society in partnership with the Women’s Rights National Historical Park presents an evening with Larry Bell, Vice President of the Howland Stone Store Museum talking about

Emily Howland, How They Did It? Grass roots social activism, and the battle for political equality.

Emily Howland was born Sherwood, NY to Slocum and Hannah Tallcott Howland. Growing up, Howland was immersed in the abolition movement by her father, Slocum, who also was an abolitionist, successful businessman and influencer. She began teaching throughout the South advocating for the education of black children and helping former slaves receive land and opportunities for income.

Howland was also part of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union organizing lectures and meetings alongside Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony. She was able to speak at the 30th Anniversary celebration of the Seneca Falls Women’s Rights Convention in 1878 and at the 1894 New York State legislature. Howland started the Cayuga County Political Equality Club located in Auburn, was comprised of both men and women who carried around and collected petitions. Finally, at the age of 92, Emily Howland was able to legally cast a vote in 1920

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