Voters flock to Susan B. Anthony grave site on Election Day

11/08/2016 04:40 PM

ROCHESTER, NY (TWC News Rochester) – Visiting Susan B. Anthony’s grave site has become a long-standing tradition and the lines began forming early as many voters already cast their ballot in a presidential election that holds significant history.

“This is the first opportunity that we’ve been able to vote for a woman for President of the United States and that’s just so profound.”

It was a special moment for this mother and daughter who not only voted together but also have worked together in women’s studies at the University of Rochester.

“It means so much to be able to make this pilgrimage to her grave and to be able to celebrate the work of all the women who did so much work for human rights and for women’s rights.

Some came to share in the legacy and show respect for the hard-fought right to vote.

“I have four daughters and they’re all involved in the political process and are eager to vote and my mother was very involved in politics back in the 50s when women weren’t so involved in politics at a local level.

Despite the outcome of the election, many believe today’s tribute to Susan B. Anthony and her fight for equality speaks volumes.

“No matter who gets voted in, there’s nothing that’s gonna be taken away from this historical moment. There’s nothing that can be taken away from it.”

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