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Program Type: Local History
Age: Adults

RENEE-NOELLE FELICE AS HARRIET MAY MILLS, IN CELEBRATION OF THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE

Harriet May Mills (1857-1935) a life-long Syracusan, (portrayed by living- historian Renee-Noelle Felice) will be speaking  about her remarkable life as a suffragist and politician.  Named for Rev. Samuel J. May,  mentored by Susan B. Anthony, regarded as a valued colleague and leader by most of the prominent suffragists of the early 20th century, and admired by Eleanor and Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Mills worked tirelessly for the right of women to be not only voters, but active participants in the political process. As the Democratic candidate for the office of Secretary of State in 1920, she was the first woman to be part of a major party ticket.  In 1934, the women’s pavilion on the grounds of the New York State Fairgrounds was dedicated as the Harriet May Mills Women’s Building.  It is now the Harriet May Mills Art and Home Center.