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Mourning in the Morning: The Arrest and Trial of Susan B. Anthony

Mourning in the Morning: The Arrest and Trial of Susan B. Anthony

With the passage of the Fourteenth Amendment in 1868, and its plain language implication that women, as citizens, had the right to vote, master strategist Susan B. Anthony decided to test the Constitution. She, her sister Mary, and fourteen other Rochester women registered, and then voted in the 1872 federal election, resulting in Anthony’s arrest, trial, and conviction. The registrars and elections inspectors, the women who supported her by voting, the judge who issued the warrant, the arresting deputy U.S. marshal, and her attorneys are all permanent residents of Mount Hope Cemetery. Front page news across the country, this real-life Rochester drama gave Susan B. Anthony the deserved reputation as the most effective advocate and leader of the woman suffrage movement.

Dennis Carr is a founding member, past president and current trustee of the Friends of Mount Hope Cemetery. He is the Senior Tour Guide at Mount Hope, with 2019 marking his 41st year leading tours of Mount Hope Cemetery. Dennis is also on staff at the Edward G. Miner Library at the University of Rochester Medical Center, assisting students, researchers, clinical staff and faculty. He is a life-long scholar of the American cemetery.

Saturday, January 11, 2020 Show more dates
10:30am - 12:00pm
Central - Kusler-Cox Auditorium
Central Library
  All Ages  
  Department - Local History & Genealogy  

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