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    Politics of Trump’s Pardon of Susan B. Anthony in the Wake of 19th Amendment Centennial: Struggle for Women’s Suffrage Far from Over
    Volume 2, No. 1, January 2021 | 10 pages| http//dx.doi.org/10.46410/jess.2021.2.1.04

    Authors

    Komanduri S. Murty, Fort Valley State University, USA


    Abstract

    On Aug. 18, 2020, President Trump issued a posthumous pardon to Susan B. Anthony, the women’s suffrage movement’s key activist, at the White House ceremony commemorating the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. In Trump’s words, “She [Anthony] was never pardoned. She got a bargain for a lot of other women, and she didn’t put her name on the list. So, she was never pardoned for voting.” So, why now, after she has been dead for 114 years? What is in it for Trump? These questions lingered in the minds of many people among both republican and democratic parties. Critics questioned why did Trump, who speaks out daily against election fraud, pardon Anthony, convicted of casting an illegal vote in 1873? Could it be a re-election stunt? This paper aims to look into the politics of contemporary social order before Trump’s re-election in November 2020 in an attempt to assess the continuing challenges of women’s suffrage.


    Keywords

    19th amendment, Women activists, Voting rights, Elected officials, Susan Anthony, Donald Trump, Disenfranchised, Centennial, Voter suppression, Presidential election.


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    Citations

    APA:
    Murty, K., (2021). Politics of Trump’s Pardon of Susan B. Anthony in the Wake of 19th Amendment Centennial: Struggle for Women’s Suffrage Far from Over. Journal of Education and Social Science (JESS), HolyKnight, vol. 2, 29-38. doi: 10.46410/jess.2021.2.1.04.

    MLA:
    Murty, Komanduri, et al “Politics of Trump’s Pardon of Susan B. Anthony in the Wake of 19th Amendment Centennial: Struggle for Women’s Suffrage Far from Over.” Journal of Education and Social Science, HolyKnight, vol. 2, 2021, pp 29-38. JESS, https://holyknight.co.uk/Articles/JESS/Vol2-1/4.html

    IEEE:
    [1] K. Murty, “Politics of Trump’s Pardon of Susan B. Anthony in the Wake of 19th Amendment Centennial: Struggle for Women’s Suffrage Far from Over.”Journal of Education and Social Science (JESS), HolyKnight, vol. 2, pp. 29-38, January 2021.