Susan B. Anthony

Susan B. Anthony (HM2G2U)

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(February 15, 1820 - March 13, 1906)

The second of seven children of a Quaker cotton manufacturer and abolitionist, Susan Brownell Anthony learned to read and write at just 3 years old. Her father structured her upbringing around self-discipline, principled beliefs and self-respect. After her family lost everything in a financial crash, Anthony became a teacher and was compelled into activism by the pay inequalities in her profession. Despite her support for racial equality, she narrowed her focus as a women's rights activist after the Fifteenth Amendment failed to give women the right to vote. She was co-founder of numerous women's rights groups and a tireless public speaker who gave 75 to 100 speeches every year for 45 years. He boundless dedication to women's right continues to benefit generations of women.

Anthony's father withdrew her from school and taught her himself after her school refused to teach long division to girls.

Anthony became a teacher to support her family and began advocating equal pay for women in education, who earned a fourth of their male colleagues' salaries.

Anthony began attending conventions and gatherings in support of the temperance and abolitionist movements.

Anthony met fellow feminist Elizabeth Cady Stanton and co-founded the

first women's state temperance society with Stanton.

After her first public speech at a women's rights, convention, Anthony began to receive acclaim as a strong public advocate for women's suffrage.

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A lifelong advocate for civil rights, Susan B. Anthony co-founded the American Equal Rights Association in 1866. After the Fifteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution gave only African-American men — and no women — the right to vote, she focused her efforts on entirely women's rights. In 1869, she co-founded the National Women Suffrage Association, an organization devoted to the creation of a constitutional amendment giving women the right to vote. The Nineteenth Amendment, which enabled women to vote, was enacted in 1920, 14 years after Anthony's death.

Anthony began publishing a weekly journal, The Revolution. It supported universal suffrage and covered inequalities in daily life.
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Date Added Saturday, April 27th, 2019 at 11:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 572073 N 4403323
Decimal Degrees39.77680000, -86.15838333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 46.608', W 86° 9.503'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 46' 36.48" N, 86° 9' 30.18" W
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