Susan B Anthony was fined on this day in 1872 for voting in a Presidential election. Born into a Quaker family, Susan was an activist for justice, for the abolition of slavery and for temperance.
She went on to be deeply involved in seeking equal rights for women including the right to vote.
Her image has appeared on stamps issued by the US Postal Service and on a dollar coin in 1979.
it is interesting how the perception of people can change.
People who were once reviled for the stances they took can, in different times, come to be revered.
We thank for the life of Susan B. Anthony and for her persistence and commitment.
May those who work for justice in our world find inspiration in her life and story.
By Fr Pat O'Shea - Lower Hutt