Today in 1872: Susan B. Anthony and a few other women in Rochester, New York, voted in the presidential election, all of them for the first time.
She wrote later that day to her fellow suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton, “If only now—all the women suffrage women would work to this end of enforcing the existing constitution—supremacy of national law over state law—what strides we might make . . . .”
Anthony’s vote went to U. S. Grant and other Republicans, based on that party’s promise to consider the legitimacy of women’s suffrage.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Tonight on the Access Hour, Jan Levine Thal and Heather Renkin, members of Broom Street Theater, introduce the ten new plays of the 2013 season, describe the remainder of the 2012 season and explore the joys and challenges of experimental theater. Call in and join the discussion! Tune in at 7pm right here to community-powered W-O-R-T, 89.9 FM.
Forward Marching Band Practice is held each Monday from 7 to 8:30 pm. If you’re new, come at 6:30 and talk to band members during warm-ups. Musicians of all skill levels are welcome. This is tonight at 2717 Atwood Avenue. More info at 241-0259.
The Insurgent Radio Kiosk is a five minute pre-recorded segment featuring a commentary, this-day-in-history, and a calendar of daily events. Events must be low cost or non-profit and of interest to people in and around the WORT listening area and where other media might not highlight. Email announcements at least one week before the event to firstname.lastname@example.org.