The 19th Amendment granted women the right to vote and was ratified 100 years ago on August 18th.
To commemorate the milestone, on Tuesday, August 18th at noon representatives from the Ontario County, both courts and government, and the City of Canandaigua will host a street naming ceremony honoring Susan B. Anthony, one of the most prominent activists in the suffrage movement.
This newly named Susan B. Anthony Lane is steps away from the Ontario County Courthouse, where in 1873 she was tried on the charge of voting illegally in the U.S. Presidential election of 1872.
Ontario County Judge Kristina Karle will serve as the mistress of ceremonies, and will be joined by eight, all-female guest speakers, including New York State Senator Pamela Helming, and representatives from the Susan B. Anthony Museum & House, National Women’s Hall of Fame, Ontario County Historical Society, the County of Ontario, the City of Canandaigua, and Ontario County Courts.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the event will be live-streamed. Citizens can join the celebration by watching it live on Finger Lakes Television online by clicking here or on cable at Spectrum TV channel 1304.
“Our courts are very pleased and proud to join with community partners to celebrate this most significant moment in our history – one that has indeed shaped our very definition of JUSTICE,” Hon. Craig Doran, 7th Judicial District Administrative Judge and New York State Supreme Court Justice said. “Susan B. Anthony is most worthy of this honor and recognition here at our Courthouse, not only because of the trial that occurred here, but perhaps more importantly, as a reminder of our collective daily obligation to assure that justice prevails here always.”
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