"FAILURE IS IMPOSSIBLE" - Susan B. Anthony

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Women’s Equality Day

Left: The Susan B. Anthony House, 17 Madison St, Rochester, NY; Right: Outside The Susan B. Anthony House with the Ms. Anthony from Abigail Riggs Collection

Left: The Susan B. Anthony House, 17 Madison St, Rochester, NY; Right: Outside The Susan B. Anthony House with the Ms. Anthony from Abigail Riggs Collection

After a visit to The National Susan B. Anthony Museum and House this past Sunday, I left feeling inspired but also humbled. In this day and age, the efforts of Susan B. Anthony and her fellow suffragettes are often overlooked. Voting is a right that today many people (including women) take for granted. But less than 100 years ago, women were still denied this basic right. Women like Susan B. Anthony dedicated their lives to equality. They put themselves in harm’s way and tirelessly campaigned, petitioned and spoke all over America in order to gain equal rights for women. This Tuesday, August 26 is Women’s Equality Day; this day commemorates the passing of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote. Most people know about the 19th Amendment, but what about the long and difficult road that led to it? (more…)