On Election Day 2016, thousands made a pilgrimage to visit the grave of leading suffragist, Susan B. Anthony, to celebrate the promise of a woman being elected as president of the United States, for the first time in history. In this short film, Bill Schwappacher in the City’s Communications Bureau captures a remarkable day of hope, reflection and solidarity.
View a photo gallery from that day here.
The video is part of a campaign to commemorate the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote in New York State. The City of Rochester is working with representatives from nearly 30 different cultural and educational institutions to plan programs and events this year to celebrate the centennial.
Information about programs and a full schedule of events happening throughout the region commemorating the New York’s Woman Suffrage Centennial is posted here.