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Women are decorating Susan B. Anthony’s grave with ‘I Voted’ stickers

The women's suffragette leader is being honored for her work.


Jaya Saxena


Posted on Nov 8, 2016   Updated on May 25, 2021, 3:25 pm CDT

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. 

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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.

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.

H/T Bustle

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*First Published: Nov 8, 2016, 1:40 pm CST