Discover the Past
through the stories of those who lived it!

Rochester has a reputation as a city devoted to social reform. In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the rights of women were a top priority among community leaders like Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass. From campaigns to open the University of Rochester to female students to actions on behalf of woman suffrage, Rochesterians past and present have exercised their belief in justice and equality by supporting women's rights.