University of Rochester

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: Celebrating Susan B. Anthony's Birthday

February 13, 2013

WHO: Faculty, students, and staff at the University of Rochester celebrate Susan B. Anthony's birthday with a visit to her gravesite in Mount Hope Cemetery.

DATE, TIME, PLACE: 10:15 a.m., on Friday, Feb. 15, at Mt. Hope Cemetery (791 Mt. Hope Ave. in Rochester.) Use the north gate entrance on Mt. Hope Ave. into the cemetery. Her gravesite is to the right.

WHAT: Eleana Kim, assistant professor of anthropology, will give a brief talk before students leave yellow roses, a symbol of the suffrage movement, on Anthony's gravesite.

The event then moves to the Welles-Brown Room in the University's Rush Rhees Library for cake and a talk by Angela Clark-Taylor and Lori Birrell, co-curators of a new exhibit, A Citizen's Right to Vote: United States vs. Susan B. Anthony. The exhibit includes artifacts from Anthony's life.

ABOUT: The Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women's Studies at the University of Rochester is named to honor Susan B. Anthony, the 19th-century suffragist who led a successful campaign to have women admitted to the University of Rochester in 1900. The institute is dedicated to addressing curricular and scholarly issues important for understanding the role of women and gender throughout history and in contemporary society.

For additional information contact Valerie Alhart at (585) 520-8842.