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August 9, 2021 @ 10:00 am
In honor of Susan B. Anthony’s (belated) 200th Birthday and the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment take a look at one of Susan B. Anthony’s most famous speeches.
On November 5th, 1872 Susan B. Anthony cast her ballot in the presidential election. She was arrested and charged with voting unlawfully.
“On Women’s Right to Vote” is the speech she gave in her defense.
She was found guilty and charged a fine of $100 (about $2,200 in today’s currency). Anthony declared “I shall never pay a dollar of your unjust penalty!” and true to her word she never did.
Come into the Library and get your copy of her speech at the main desk. Don’t worry, it’s only one page! Copies will be available from August 9th to the 20th.
Join the The Adams Suffrage Centennial Celebration Committee for the Festival and Street Fair on Saturday, August 21st from 12 noon to 8PM in honor of Susan B. Anthony and the 19th Amendment.