Convicted for Voting


Suffragette Susan B. Anthony registered and voted in the election of 1872 in Rochester, New York. As planned, she was arrested for “knowingly, wrongfully and unlawfully vot[ing] for a representative to the Congress of the United States,” convicted by the State of New York, and fined $100. There never will be complete equality until women themselves help to make laws and elect lawmakers.––Susan B. Anthony, 1897

National Archives - Northeast Region (New York City), Records of District Courts of the United States


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