Editor's Note: This is the seventh of eight chapters of “From Seneca Falls to the Polling Booth," a Newspaper in Education program made possible through a partnership with local schools and the Catskill Mountain News. The New York State United Teachers and New York Newspapers Foundation are funding this serial story in papers and classrooms across New York State.
Chapter Seven: A New Century, A New Generation
The young suffragists who joined in at the start of the 20th Century had an advantage that had been won by the women who came before them: Education.
Sojourner Truth had been illiterate, and even those who had good educations for the time had grown up when few colleges would let women attend.