With the upcoming November election in mind, the story of Susan B. Anthony’s trial for illegal voting will be the focus on a program on 51%, WAMC’s nationally and internationally syndicated show. The program will air on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 8 p.m. and on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 3 p.m.
Susan Zimet of Votes for Women 2020 will read an essay, “Susan B. Anthony Votes- Did You?” It tells the story of how Susan B. Anthony was arrested and convicted for voting illegally in the 1872 presidential election. Ironically, it was the only time Anthony ever voted. The essay is geared towards educating young women 18-29 about the hard fought battle and many sacrifices our suffragist mothers undertook to win women the right to vote, with the goal of motivating young women to vote in higher proportions than in recent elections. Votes for Women 2020 is a non-profit organized to celebrate, educate and inspire all women, but specifically young women and young adults, about the efforts of their forbearers in securing the vote.
Upcoming: Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s birthday on November 12th. Follow SuffrageCentennials.com for news of centennials and celebrations.