People visit the grave of Susan B. Anthony at Mount Hope Cemetery in Rochester, New York November 8, 2016. (Reuters/Adam Fenster)

WATCH: People are lining up to place "I voted" stickers on Susan B. Anthony's headstone

The woman's suffrage pioneer is being honored on the day a woman could be elected president


Grace Guarnieri
November 8, 2016 10:32PM (UTC)

People are lining up to place "I voted" stickers on Susan B. Anthony's grave in Mount Hope Cemetery in Rochester, New York, after going to the polls Tuesday.

Anthony devoted her life to fighting for women's suffrage in America. She was never able to vote in her lifetime, much less see the first woman run for president.

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This year's election marks an important moment in history, the first time a woman (Hillary Clinton) has become the nominee for president of a major party.

News 8 WROC Rochester posted a Facebook live stream of the emotion-filled phenomenon — of people waiting to post their stickers paying tribute to Anthony.

Voters brought "I'm with her" signs and 2016 Hillary Clinton posters to take pictures at Susan B. Anthony's grave site. Mini American flags and flowers serve to decorate the area around the headstone. 

She petitioned Congress every year from 1869 to 1906 for a women's suffrage amendment. Susan B. Anthony was arrested for trying to vote in 1872. The 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which guarantees women the right to vote, passed in 1920, 14 years after Anthony's death.

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