Happy Tuesday Everyone!
I know that Tuesday is not a normal post day but today is a very important day for all of us. By the end of today we will know who will be the new President of the United States (#POTUS for the social media trendies out there)! This Presidential race has definitely been unique and has created a very unsettling environment in either direction. This post will not be about who I support or anyone that is running. This post is going to take my right to vote and go back in history!
The year: 1852. Susan B. Anthony had just joined the women’s rights movement with Elizabeth Cady Stanton. She is very well known for her fight for women’s right to vote. She also fought against slavery, moved for women to be able to own land as well as allowing women to attend universities. Susan B. Anthony was even arrested for trying to vote in a presidential election! She died in 1906, fourteen years before women were finally given the right to vote.
People today can still behold the spirit of Susan B. Anthony at the Mount Hope Cemetery in Rochester, NY. The cemetery is also home to the resting places of Nathaniel Rochester and Frederick Douglass. I don’t think you hear many people telling you to visit a cemetery but this is one that I encourage. The old tombs and headstones bring an antique wonder to a beautiful fall day. The cemetery consists of curvy roads and small hills.
Women have been visiting from all over to place their “I Voted” stickers on Anthony’s tombstone. The cemetery will be staying open late today for people to gather after they visit the polls. If you have time, I highly suggest visiting the Susan B. Anthony House for a little extra history!
Whether you are a Hillary fan or not, it is still a remarkable time in history that a woman is running for President. At the same time, it is hard to believe that it hasn’t even been 100 years yet to celebrate women being able to vote. Voting is a right that many people fought hard and even died for over the past 100s of years. Don’t waste it!
Have a great day everyone!