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Susan B. Anthony was the leader of the American women’s suffrage movement. She was also the pioneer in the struggle to gain equality for women and campaigned for the freedom of slaves.
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- Susan Brownell Anthony was born on February 15, 1820 in Adams, Massachusetts. She had 6 brothers and sisters, some of whom were also involved in the civil rights movement.
- Her parents were Daniel and Lucy Read Anthony.
- Daniel Anthony was the owner of a cotton mill and a religious man who taught his children to show their love for God by working to help other people.
- Susan began attending a boarding school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1837.
- Susan began working as a teacher after growing debt forced her father to sell his business and move the family to a farm near Rochester, New York.
- They then became involved in the fight to end slavery, also known as the abolitionist movement.
- Their farm served as a meeting place for abolitionists such as Frederick Douglass.
- Around this time, Susan became the head of the girls’ department at Canajoharie Academy.
Social Issues & Activism:
- Susan left Canajoharie Academy in 1849 and devoted more of her time to social issues.
- In 1851, she attended an anti-slavery conference where she met Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
- She was also involved in the temperance movement which aimed at limiting or stopping the production and sale of alcohol.
- She was inspired to fight for women’s rights while campaigning against alcohol.
Women’s Right to Vote:
- After the Civil War, Anthony began to focus more on women’s rights and helped establish the American Equal Rights Association in 1866 with Elizabeth.
- They called for the same rights to be granted to all, regardless of race or sex.
- They also created and produced The Revolution, a weekly publication that advocated women’s rights in 1868. The newspaper’s motto was “Men their rights, and nothing more; women their rights, and nothing less.”
- In 1869, Susan and Elizabeth founded the National Woman Suffrage Association.
- Susan gave speeches around the country to convince others to support a woman’s right to vote.
- In 1872, she voted illegally in the presidential election and was arrested for the crime.
- She was fined $100 for the crime but she never paid it.
- In the early 1880s Susan published the first volume of History of Woman Suffrage. It was a project that she co-edited with Elizabeth, Ida Husted Harper and Matilda Joslyn Gage.
- Susan also helped Ida Husted Harper to record her own story, which resulted in the 1898 work The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony: A Story of the Evolution of the Status of Women.
Death & Legacy:
- Even in her later years, Anthony never gave up on her fight for women’s suffrage.
- In 1905, she met with President Theodore Roosevelt in Washington, D.C., for an amendment to give women the right to vote.
- She died on March 13, 1906, at the age of 86, at her home in Rochester, New York.
- Fourteen years after her death, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, giving all adult women the right to vote, was passed.
- In recognition of her dedication and hard work, the U.S. Treasury Department put Anthony’s portrait on dollar coins in 1979.
Susan B. Anthony Worksheets
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- Susan B. Anthony Facts
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- The Revolution
- Quotable Quotes
- Women’s Suffrage
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