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

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.

The scene at Mt Hope Cemetary is unbelievable…hundreds of women, men, children all gathered to pay respects. Im so emotional…tears of gratitude and hope. #vote #susanbanthony #imwithher #strongertogether #hrc #hope #respect #love #rochesterny #mthopecemetary

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You have to fight for your right. #SusanBAnthony

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#SusanBAnthony #BecauseOfWomenLikeHER #election2016 #Rochester

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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

Jaya Saxena

Jaya Saxena

Jaya Saxena is a lifestyle writer and editor whose work focuses primarily on women's issues and web culture. Her writing has appeared in GQ, ELLE, the Toast, the New Yorker, Tthe Hairpin, BuzzFeed, Racked, Eater, Catapult, and others. She is the co-author of 'Dad Magazine,' the author of 'The Book Of Lost Recipes,' and the co-author of 'Basic Witches.'