Susan B. Anthony Festival celebrates women's suffrage
Posted at: 08/18/2013 8:40 PM | Updated at: 08/18/2013 11:18 PM
The Susan B. Anthony Festival on Sunday celebrated 93 years of equal voting rights for women.
Women from all around western New York, including City Council President Lovely Warren and council woman Carolee Conklin were in attendance.
Organizers talked about how the influences of Susan B. Anthony still impact us today.
"People always associate Susan B. Anthony with suffrage if they know anything about her. But they don't know that she was a phenomenal advocate for abolition. That was a great passion for her. She was an advocate for fair labor practices. She totally believed in equal pay for equal work and was a strong voice around that. She believed in access to medical care. There are so many social issues that are still on the table today that Susan B. Anthony felt very passionately about," said Deborah Hughes, president of Susan B. Anthony Museum and House.
Sunday's celebration was hosted by the Susan B. Anthony House and Museum and by the Voter's Walk Association, which helps to empower women and educate future generations to come.