Rochester Mayor Places Tribute to Clinton at Susan B. Anthony's Grave
The sign thanks Anthony for paving the way to the nomination of Clinton.
By MICHAEL EDISON HAYDEN
July 28, 2016, 9:06 PM
• 1 min read
-- Lovely Warren, the mayor of Rochester, has placed a thank you letter next to Susan B. Anthony’s grave site to commemorate the historic nomination of Hillary Clinton.
Clinton officially became the first female candidate for president of any major party on Tuesday, and Warren highlighted the connection between her achievement and the road paved for her by Anthony, the social reformer and feminist who helped shape the success of the women's suffrage movement.
“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,” the sign reads.
Visitors of the grave are permitted to sign the letter. In April, the Washington Post reported that Clinton backers covered Anthony's grave with stickers that read "I voted" in celebration of her primary win in New York state.