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Rochester, New York TV Station, News 8 WROC, has Facebook Live coverage of today's Election Day voter pilgrimage to Women's Right's Activist Susan B. Anthony’s grave site.  Susan B. Anthony was an abolitionist and women’s rights activist who played a pivotal role in the achievement of women’s suffrage. Here are some examples of very punk rock things she did in hopes that someday women would be allowed to vote:

  • In 1868, Anthony started an abolitionist and feminist newspaper with her best friend and called it The Revolution.
  • She attempted to vote in Rochester in 1872 — and got arrested. She was publicly tried and convicted, but refused to pay the $100 fine.
  • Anthony set up the World’s Congress of Representative Women at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair. Five hundred women from 27 different countries gave speeches to over 150,000 spectators, making it the most well-attended political congregation at the Fair.
  • She was the first woman to appear on US currency who was not a fictional character.
  • Anthony went before Congress every year from 1869 to her death in 1906, asking them to consider an amendment allowing women to vote. When it was finally passed in 1920, it was called the “Susan B. Anthony amendment.”
  • “Failure is impossible.”

- All text is from The Verge report by Nov 8, 2016, 11:01am EST