More than 100 years after feminist activist Susan B. Anthony died without the right to vote, people are surrounding her grave to celebrate voting for the woman who could be the first female president of the United States.
At first, the grave was covered by a few dozen stickers, but by 9 a.m., hundreds of people had arrived at Anthony’s resting place in Rochester’s Mount Hope Cemetery, and her grave was plastered with stickers.
“I never cried when I filled out my ballot before. But I realized my daughters—and I have three of them—have the right to vote for a woman. It made my cry,” Irondequoit resident Jodi Atkin told the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.
Mount Hope Cemetery plans to stay open until 9 p.m. to accommodate overflow visitors. As of today, Anthony’s headstone was covered by so many stickers that the city of Rochester will reportedly put up poster boards near the grave where visitors can place their stickers instead.