Voters are covering the grave of Susan B. Anthony with “I voted” stickers in Rochester, NY, paying homage to the woman who spent a lifetime campaigning for women’s rights.
In 1872, Anthony was arrested for voting in New York, and despite a highly publicized trial, she refused to pay the fine. She died in 1906, more than a decade before women won the right to vote.
After Hillary Clinton was nominated for president, the mayor of Rochester posted a sign next to Anthony’s grave in celebration:
Dear Susan B.,
We thought you might like to know that for the first time in history, a woman is running for President representing a major party.
144 years ago your illegal vote got you arrested. It took another 48 years for women to finally gain the right to vote.
Thank you for paving the way.