Saturday, September 15, 2018

The 2018 Suffragist City Parade, a project of the National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House, will take place in Rochester, NY. Our theme is Organize! Agitate! Educate!

With Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass as  icons at the forefront, Rochester claims the identity: “Suffragist City.” Anthony and Douglass were two of the most powerful voices for voting rights for all, along with other courageous leaders, including many from our state. They believed we must be a nation “of the people, by the people, and for the people.” They championed the vote as the means to a more just society with a government that serves the needs of the people. This parade celebrates our heritage, encourages full participation in our democracy, and inspires us to continue the work for liberty, equality, and justice for all humanity.

The Parade is an occasion to:

  • Educate about voting rights and encourage voter participation at every level.
  • Provide an opportunity for individuals, groups, and communities to collaborate through a creative, engaging, participatory, and celebratory educational experience.
  • Celebrate historical and contemporary role models who inspire us through their work to shape a better society for all — share their images, share their names, share their accomplishments.


If you are interested in marching, please refer to the Terms & Conditions or download the PDF.

Click here for the Registration form.


After the Parade the Fun Continues!

Directly following the Parade, we invite your group to celebrate its contemporary or historic role model in the Susan B. Anthony Park. This is an opportunity for you to share your excitement and to educate others about why this person has made such a significant difference to you and inspires us to continue the work for liberty, equality, and justice for all humanity.


There are many creative ways for you to share this person’s story with those visiting the park. A few ideas are to:

  • Create a 30- to 60-sec video to share on a tablet or phone
  • Design and display a poster
  • Enlist a reenactor to talk with others


If you wish to participate in the park directly after the Parade, please check the box on the parade registration form: “We request a space in the park to celebrate our role model.”



© 2018 National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House.

The Suffragist City Parade is project of the Anthony Museum, Rochester, NY.