Susan B. Anthony Museum Rejects President Trump’s Pardon Over 1873 Conviction
The Susan B. Anthony Museum Story President Trump to kick in when it comes to forgiving the activist … basically saying it’s unwanted, much less necessary.
The president and CEO of the museum, Deborah Hughes, said Tuesday, in no uncertain terms, “Objection! Mr. President, Susan B. Anthony must decline your pardon offer.” She explained… ”Anthony wrote in her diary in 1873 that her trial to vote was“ the biggest scandal ever seen in history. ”She was not allowed to testify in her own defense because she was a wife. “
Hughes continued in his blog: “At the end of the arguments, Judge Hunt dismissed the jury and declared [Susan] guilty. She was outraged to be denied a jury trial. She proclaimed, “I will never pay a dollar for your unjust sentence. To pay would have been to validate the procedure. To forgive Susan B. Anthony does the same. “
As we reported … Trump pardoned the women’s rights activist on Tuesday for vote illegally in 1872. Remember … it was illegal for women to vote back then.
The strange choice to forgive Susan came on the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment … so for many it turned out like a conspiracy.
Hughes says there is a better way for the president to honor Susan … “The enforcement and expansion of the 1965 Voting Rights Act would be celebrated, we need to make sure states meet the 14th , 15th and 19th Amendments to the Constitution of the United States, because the Equal Rights Amendment would be welcomed. ”
It’s worth noting … Hughes isn’t alone in this take on SBA. In fact, a historian wrote in 2005 that after a Field Marshal approached Susan, he asked her to accompany him downtown. She reportedly retaliated, “Is this how you stop men?” before practically demanding to be properly stopped. 💪🏽
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