Princeton resident Lynn Sunday remembers a fateful meeting with a woman who marched with Susan B. Anthony to win the right to vote for women — and, in a new anthology, you can read about that historic moment.
Sunday has an entry in the recently released anthology “Times They Were A-Changing: Women Remember the ’60s and ’70s.” Her entry goes back to when, as a 26-year-old housewife, mother and art student in 1970, she marched down Fifth Avenue in New York City in the Women’s Strike for Equality.
To do so, she left her sons at home with their father, an action she now calls “a personal declaration of independence.” During that march, she met a woman who had marched before — alongside Susan B. Anthony when women struggled for the right to vote.
“At that moment I realized I was looking at a living, breathing, direct link with history,” she said. “And at that moment I became part of the link. The experience was a defining one.
“I’d never given thought to my right to vote before that,” she said. “And to meet someone who had put herself on the line and risked rebuke and ridicule, with every brave woman who went there to win the vote for women. For me, it was a life-changing moment.”
Sunday is an artist-turned-writer, who has published entries in “Chicken Soup” books, magazines and Buddhist publications.
“Times They Were A-Changing” can be ordered by local bookstores for $16.95, said Sunday.