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Susan B Anthony House Remembers 19th Amendment

Rochester, NY – The ratification of the 19th amendment giving women the right to vote was celebrated at Susan B. Anthony house on Madison Street Sunday. A festival was held including tours of the house and neighborhood homes and gardens. Organizer Doreen Decamp says there were musical performances, 19th century games, food vendors and visits from Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglas re-enacters. Organizer Events like this are learning experiences for orgnizers and visitors according to Decamp, who says many visitors bring stories that she has never heard. She indicated that the celebration was a huge volunteer effort. Decamp says much credit must be given to the Susan B. Anthony Neighborhood Association.