Susan B. Anthony’s Birthplace Decorated for Women’s Suffrage Centennial

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Susan B. Anthony’s childhood home in Adams, Massachusetts, has been decorated to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the passing of the 19th Amendment.

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“Failure is Impossible” – Susan B. Anthony. Susan B. Anthony fought tirelessly to give women the right to vote. Visitors to her birthplace in Adams, Mass., are taking selfies in front of the family home bedecked in suffrage banners.

The colors the suffragists wore and used in their banners—purple, white and yellow—stand for eminence, purity, and hope. The house is decorated in honor of the 100-year anniversary of the passing of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution giving women the right to vote. Known as the Susan B. Anthony Amendment, it was finally passed 14 years after her death, in 1920.

The Federal-style house built by the Women’s Rights icons’ father, Daniel, in 1818, is now a museum in the late activist honor.