February 15, 2020
This week, Utahns across the state celebrated several historically significant events in the state’s suffrage movement. From the 150th anniversary of the Utah Territorial legislature granting women voting rights to the first woman casting a vote under equal suffrage law, we have recognized many women in Utah’s history that have contributed to the movement towards equal rights for women.
Today, we recognize and honor one of the most renowned advocates and leaders in the women’s suffrage movement: Susan B. Anthony. Anthony was a passionate activist for justice and emancipation of slaves as she devoted her life to working towards social equality for all.
Even after her death, Anthony’s tenacity and courage paved the way for the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote. Today, her legacy resonates through our nation as we continue to strive for social justice and equality for all.