When Susan B. Anthony’s ‘Little band of 9 ladies’ voted illegally

“We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.”  Though these are the words of the Declaration of Independence proclaimed on July 4, 1776, it took until 1920 until women were given the vote in the United States, due to a great deal of resistance by men.  On Nov. 5, 1872, an important step was taken:

When Susan B. Anthony’s ‘Little Band of 9 Ladies’ Voted Illegally Maya Salam New York Times Nov. 5, 2017
On Nov. 5, 1872, nearly 50 years before the 19th Amendment granted women in the United States the right to vote, Susan B. Anthony and a small group of women cast their ballots for president in Rochester, N.Y., days after she had persuaded election inspectors to register them. The move, which resulted in arrests and a trial — in which Anthony was found guilty — was an act of defiance and audacity that helped propel the long, slow march to women’s suffrage. See full story.

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Caption: Portrait of Susan B. Anthony that was used in the History of Woman Sufferage.  Source: Wikipedia

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