The People Speak: Maggie Gyllenhaal

The United States of America vs. Susan B. Anthony

In The People Speak, some of today’s leading performers and artists give voice to figures neglected by history. In 1872, Susan B. Anthony was one of fourteen women who defied the law to cast a ballot in the presidential election. Anthony was arrested for "knowingly voting without having a lawful right to vote," and later was found guilty. In 1873, when her lawyer appealed the verdict, she addressed the court in response to a question from the judge.