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History Center has brand-new exhibit coming soon

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Tue, Feb 2nd 2021 02:20 pm

Opening on Presidents Day weekend, the History Center of Niagara County’s latest exhibit is “The Lockwood Legacy: Belva Lockwood and the Fight for Equal Rights in America.”

Belva Ann Lockwood was born in 1830 in the Town of Royalton, in Niagara County. She grew up to become the first woman to run for president of the United States, the first woman to argue a case before the U.S. Supreme Court, and spent much of her life fighting for women’s right to vote and for the rights of Native Americans, African Americans and others.

This exhibit focuses on her early life and education, her struggle to become a lawyer, her presidential campaign, and her influence on women today. Featuring images and artifacts about her life and times, as well as her influence today, “The Lockwood Legacy” connects a progressive Niagara County native to contemporary issues.

“The Lockwood Legacy: Belva Lockwood and the Fight for Equal Rights in America” opens Saturday, Feb. 13, at the History Center of Niagara County, 215 Niagara St., Lockport. The venue is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. For more information, contact the History Center at 716-434-7433.

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