Susan B. Anthony is arrested and brought to trial in Rochester, New York, for attempting to vote for Ulysses S. Grant in the presidential election. At the same time, Sojourner Truth appears at a polling booth in Grand Rapids, Michigan, demanding a ballot; she is turned away.
Belva Ann Lockwood , a lawyer, is denied permission to practice before the Supreme Court. In 1879, after three years of pushing legislation, women are granted permission to practice in court, with Lockwood becoming the first. (One Hundred Years Toward Suffrage: An Overview)
(William Merritt Chase)