Susan B. Anthony House reacts to Trump win after high volume of people visited grave site Tuesday

Says turnout at grave shatters glass ceilings, even if Cinton did not win

Published 11/09 2016 05:56PM

Updated 11/09 2016 05:56PM

A tribute held on Tuesday to Susan B. Anthony made headlines around the world when thousands of people lined up at Mount Hope Cemetery to stop by her grave site.
 
People lined up to celebrate the progress that the U.S. has made. 
 
As a woman, Hillary Clinton battled it out on the ballot with now President Elect Donald Trump. 
 
Representatives at the Susan B. Anthony House say what they saw at her grave yesterday was people participating in the political process, and that is what is important. 
 
Many people who visited the grave site were there to leave "I voted" stickers on her grave. 
 
"I was raised by a lot of strong women in my family and I feel really empowered that our voice matters and you know it really wasn't that long ago that people like us couldn't vote so it just it means a lot."
 
"I'm a young woman this is my only second time voting obviously this is a very important election for women it could be possibly the first women president so I really just want to thank her."
 
News 8 went to the Susan B. Anthony House on Wednesday to ask for their reaction to Donald Trump being elected President. 
 
"People were making the connection between Susan B. Anthony, who died over 100 years ago, before women in this country had the 19th amendment.
 
Deborah L. Hughes is President and CEO of the National Susan B. Anthony House. She says the turnout at Mount Hope Cemetery was a positive step in shattering glass ceilings when it comes to women's rights, even if the woman on the ballot didn't win. 
 
"I think today is a reminder for Susan B. and early pioneers so often they would go into an election hopeful and at the end of an election she would say there haven't been any defeats we're only making progress," said Hughes. 
 
She says the event also seemed to remind people of the importance of participating in the voting process. 
 
"Susan B. Anthony would have a message for us the day after election day to say no matter who you voted for now there's work to be done to be part of this society," said Hughes.
 
News 8 put a non-scientific poll on our News 8 Twitter page, asking people if they think the nation can heal after the contentious presidential election. 38% said "yes, with time." 32% said "no, it'll get worse." 30% said "only time will tell." 
 

 

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