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  • The namesake of this neighborhood, Susan B. Anthony, is one of the most prominent activists to come out of this region. Anthony dedicated her life to the fight for gender equality, and worked tirelessly as an advocate for women’s rights. During her political career, Anthony lived on Madison Street with her sister, Mary. The Anthony family home and the house next door now compose the National Historic Landmark Susan B. Anthony House Museum and Visitor’s Center, which attracts visitors from around the world.


  • The legacy of social progress and activism is still strong in the Susan B. Anthony neighborhood. At the 540WMain Communiversity, Rochesterians can take classes on anti-racism, feminism, gentrification and entrepreneurship. The 1872 Cafe, resting on West Main Street, receives its name from the 1872 Presidential Election, where Susan B. Anthony and fourteen other women illegally exercised their right to vote. On King Street, there is a Frederick Douglass Resource Center that offers information on Douglass’ life and legacy for tourists, educators and students.

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