Friday marks 199 years since the birth of Susan B. Anthony

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Friday will mark the 199th anniversary of the birth of women’s rights activist Susan B. Anthony.

Wednesday, the Rochester Riverside Convention Center was the site of an annual luncheon and fundraiser for the Susan B. Anthony Museum and House.

The event not only focuses on the legacy of Susan B. Anthony including the change she brought about in the country and the world but also on furthering human rights causes.

“This is a great volunteer, it’s a great organization for people to volunteer for, they’re very appreciative of their volunteers and that Susan B. Anthony has made a difference in the world,” said Nancy Pollock, volunteer. “We spread her message of equality and getting out the vote and being excited about the difference she made in the world today.”

Next year marks both the centennial of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote, and Susan B. Anthony’s 200th birthday.

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