Day 6

A celebration turns to mourning at Susan B. Anthony's grave site

This week, American women lined up for hours to leave their "I Voted" stickers at the grave site of legendary suffragist Susan B. Anthony, hoping to usher in the first women president. The next day, many of them returned, trying to figure out what happened. We hear a tale of two days in this Day 6 documentary.
Voters lined up on Election Day to place "I voted" stickers on the grave of Susan B. Anthony in Rochester, NY. (Max Schulte/ The Associated Press)

On Tuesday, women in Rochester, New York headed to the polls and then made a pilgrimage of sorts to the grave site of legendary 19th century suffragist Susan B. Anthony.

They lined up hundreds deep to leave their "I Voted" stickers on her grave. One group recited the 19th amendment — the one that gave women the right to vote. 

The mood was jubilant and, given what the polls were saying at the time, full of expectation.

The next day, as many returned amidst news that Donald Trump was President-elect, the mood was very different.

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This week, American women lined up for hours to leave their "I Voted" stickers at the gravesite of legendary suffragist Susan B. Anthony, hoping to usher in the first women president. The next day, many of them returned.

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