Connections: Discussing voting and equal rights 100 years after the passage of the 19th Amendment
The Susan B. Anthony Museum and House rejected President Trump's pardon of Susan B. Anthony last week. Trump pardoned Anthony last Tuesday on the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment. Anthony was arrested in 1872 for voting before it was legal for women to do so. Some historians say Anthony would not have wanted to be pardoned because she didn't think she did anything wrong.
This hour, we discuss Anthony's legacy, the suffragist movement, and the state of equal rights and voting rights in America a century after most women earned the right to vote. Our guests:
- Deborah Hughes, president and CEO of the Susan B. Anthony Museum and House
- Walt Gable, Seneca County Historian
- Mary Corey, associate professor, emerita, at SUNY Brockport, and author of “The Political Life and Times of Matilda Joslyn Gage”