Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906)
“Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less.”
Susan Brownell Anthony was one of the most notable leaders of the women’s suffrage movement. She was an advocate for abolition, equal pay for equal work, and women’s suffrage and rights. As an incredible orator, she traveled the country giving speeches in favor of women’s suffrage.
Born in 1820 to Quaker parents, Anthony became inspired by the Quaker belief of equality under God, an idea that she followed her entire life. She became an abolition activist despite backlash for being an outspoken woman. In 1851, she met Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and together the two women formed the National Woman Suffrage Association to push for a constitutional amendment giving women the right to vote. In 1872, Anthony was arrested for voting and her arrest brought national attention to the suffrage movement. She traveled the country giving speeches and gathering signatures for petitions to give women the right to vote. While she died 14 years before the passage of the 19th Amendment, her work set up the foundation for the advancement of women’s rights in the twentieth century.
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