While the media is focused on the topless protesters making a scene at Trump’s polling place, there are some pretty cool things happening that should get a little more attention.
News 8 WROC in Rochester, NY has been live streaming most of the day from the resting place of Susan B. Anthony. Not long after the broadcast began, people began lining up to visit the grave site. Women have been placing their ‘I voted’ stickers on the tombstone of the famous women’s rights activist.
Anthony was known for being a leader in the woman suffrage movement and was the president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association from 1892-1900. She was one of the key players to pave the way for the Nineteenth Amendment, which of course gave women the right to vote in 1920. She was even arrested for illegally voting in the presidential election in 1872, a crime for which she was fined $100. She never paid.
Since 7:30am people have been steadily streaming through the site, and at time of publication they were still coming. While the live stream comments have seen a fair share of political commentary, most people visiting the site appear to just be enjoying a look back into history.
The spirit of unity has been evident – people watching from Pennsylvania ordered pizza for the reporter who has been broadcasting non-stop all day long. Viewers local to the area heard the reporters plea when he started running low on power – a short while later the complete strangers showed up with equipment to help keep the broadcast going.
A 101 year-old woman showed up to the site and conducted a brief interview with the reporter. She was a military veteran who served in Africa and in the Pacific theaters as a combat nurse. She was part of a special unit that was sent to the frontlines of battle, helping save the lives of countless soldiers wounded in battle.
It’s one of those moments, regardless of political affiliations, people seem to just be getting along and genuinely enjoying each other. WATCH