Susan B. Anthony at the Voting Polls
In November 1872, suffragist Susan B. Anthony convinced at least three men of her right to vote as a citizen of the United States. She showed up at a barbershop turned voter registration office and demanded her name be added to the list of voters. Though the man registering her, Mr. Beverly Jones, initially denied her claim, he relented after Anthony mentioned her rights under the 14th amendment. The following Tuesday, she and at least fourteen other women cast their vote in the presidential election.
Two weeks after the election, Anthony was arrested. The hearing that followed recorded the testimonies of the three young men who registered her as a voter and accepted her ballot on election day. In a two-day trial, she was eventually found guilty of breaking the law and was fined $100, a fee she refused to pay, calling the decision "the greatest judicial outrage history has ever recorded."