President Donald Trump said Tuesday he will pardon Susan B. Anthony, a leader in the women’s suffrage movement, who was arrested for voting in 1872 in violation of laws permitting only men to vote.

Trump said he would sign “a full and complete pardon later Tuesday, the 100-year anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which ensured women the right to vote. It’s also known as the Susan B. Anthony Amendment.

The staff of the Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum heard this while decorating the famous activist's childhood home in purple bunting.

Anthony is best known for her role in the movement to secure voting rights for women, but she also was a strong anti-slavery and voting rights pioneer.

The Berkshire Eagle reports that  Carol Crossed, president of the museum's board. she feels certain that Anthony would not have wanted to be pardoned, 

State Rep. John Barrett III, D-North Adams, who represents the town of Adams, said he sees the irony in the fact that the president moved to celebrate a pioneer in securing the vote for women, even as his pick to run the U.S. Postal Service takes actions that could impair vote-by-mail efforts nationally.

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