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A Trail to the Future: Q&A with NVWT Advisory Committee Chair Judith Wellman

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This article originally appeared on the William G. Pomeroy Foundation website.

Judith Wellman, PhD.. professor emerita of history at the State University of New York at Oswego, has spent more than four decades as a leading scholar on women's rights history. She has brought that passion and deep knowledge to her role as chair of the National Votes for Women Trail (NVWT) Advisory Committee. In addition to her work in higher education, Judy is principal investigator at Historical New York Research Associates. where she specializes in historic sites relating to women's rights, African American life and the Underground Railroad. 

With the recent announcement that the deadline for submitting NVWT marker nominations has been extended to January 15, 2021, we caught up with Judy to reflect on the incredible efforts to date and how that will carry forward into the New Year and beyond. To Judy, the centennial of the 19th Amendment is just the beginning. She says the markers being installed now to commemorate the road to the 19th Amendment represent a starting point for more research , uncovering more history and telling more sotries about the fight for women's voting rights. Read more...