News of Clinton's Historic Nomination Reaches Susan B. Anthony

A visitor left the news for the famous suffragist.

ByJENNIFER HANSLER
June 8, 2016, 7:40 PM
PHOTO: A visitor left news of Hillary Clinton's historic nomination at Susan B. Anthony's grave site in Rochester, New York, June 8, 2016.
A visitor left news of Hillary Clinton's historic nomination at Susan B. Anthony's grave site in Rochester, New York, June 8, 2016.
Courtesy Mari Tsuchiya and Jack Werren

— -- On Election Day 1872, suffragette Susan B. Anthony illegally voted for a president. She was later arrested and fined $100 for the act of voting as a woman.

On Election Day 2016, a woman’s name will presumably top the ticket for a major political party for the first time in U.S. history.

As news of Hillary Clinton’s nomination has spread, Anthony’s contributions to this milestone have not been forgotten.

At her grave site in Rochester, New York, visitors have left flowers, an “I Voted” sticker, and a newspaper with that momentous headline: “Clinton Set to Make History.”

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