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Political Movements

Occupy Albany Sign

New York has been the birthplace of numerous political movements, and New Yorkers have emerged as leaders in a variety of causes including abolition, temperance, women’s suffrage, and more. The New York State Museum’s collection contains ephemera and artifacts from these historical movements and the people that drove them.