It’s been fewer than 100 years since women (though, effectively, just white women until 1964) got the right to vote in America. Susan B. Anthony is one of the most famous pioneers who fought for suffrage, and now, as chances are high that America will have its first woman president, people are honoring her work by decorating her grave with “I Voted” stickers.
Anthony, who is buried in Rochester, New York, died before she could see the 19th Amendment passed. One local station is even broadcasting the tribute to her grave.
People are also visiting the graves of other suffragettes and monuments to the Women’s Suffrage movement, as well as highlighting those women who fought for the vote.
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The right to #vote is BIGGER than Hillary and Donald the act of voting is about HONORING our ancestors who wanted us to have equal rights, respect, and dignity in America. We have not arrived to equality and respect but damn it they worked hard for what they believed for our future! To hear people say they WILL NOT vote and it doesn't matter is DISRESPECTFUL to those who had bold dreams, hope, and faith for their unborn kids...Black people let's honor our ancestors and let show our gratitude for their fight for our freedom.... #FannieLouHamer #LeroyMorgan #VivianandLeroyMorgan #WilliamHHallSr ✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾
Today, Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, New York, is also holding an event to pay tribute to the numerous suffragettes buried there, including Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Carrie Chapman Catt, as well as other notable women like Madam C.J. Walker and Celia Cruz.