People in Rochester paid tribute to a pioneer in the women’s suffrage movement.
Susan B. Anthony was born 199 years ago on Friday. A luncheon served as a fundraiser for the Susan B. Anthony House, where she lived when she was arrested for voting in 1872.
Her action paved the way for the 19th amendment to the Constitution, giving women the right to vote.
Nancy Pollock, a volunteer at the Susan B. Anthony House, said “Every day, we spread our message of equality and getting out the vote, and being excited about the difference she made in the world today.”
Next year marks the centennial of the 19th amendment, as well as the bicentennial of Anthony’s birth.