Mourning in the Morning: The Women Who Voted with Susan B. Anthony
When we think of American Women's Suffrage in the context of Mount Hope Cemetery, our thoughts turn immediately to Susan B. Anthony and her leadership in this arena. Yet there were other local women who supported this movement, who in 1872 attempted to register and to vote in a federal election. At the same time, there were many other Rochester women advancing not only the cause of suffrage but also breaking new ground as women in many other aspects of society. There were also prominent women who did not advocate for voting rights. 100 years after the passing of the Nineteenth Amendment, we explore the impact of all these women from the past on our lives today.
Sally Millick is a past trustee, and longtime cemetery tour author, researcher, and guide with the Friends of Mount Hope Cemetery. She is currently a board member of the Friends and Foundation of Rochester Public Library. She has contributed to several books on history of upstate NY and Mount Hope Cemetery, and has photographed many Victorian-era cemeteries in her travels - most recently to the Colon Cemetery in Havana, Cuba.