Susan B. Anthony 1820-1906
Susan Brownell Anthony was a
suffragette, meaning she was in favor of women's right to vote.
Many women in her time stood up for
their right to vote, but Anthony was the mother of the cause, a true
pioneer. Her hard work paid off a few years after her death, when in
1920 the Nineteenth Amendment to the
U.S. Constitution was ratified. This amendment is also known
as the Susan B. Anthony Amendment.
Clarina Howard Nichols
was one of the ladies who fought side by side with Anthony.
Another one was
Anna Howard Shaw.
Susan Anthony was arrested, trialed, and fined for illegally voting
in the 1872 presidential election. She refused to pay her fine.
In 1873, she embarked on a speaking tour
and delivered her speech
On Women's Right to Vote, also
titled Is is a crime for a citizen of the United States to
Go here to read
Shaw's Eulogy to Susan B. Anthony.
Here is more about
Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
And here is more about
Frances D. Gage.
In 1900, Susan B. Anthony retired as
Chapman Catt became her successor.
Here is the link to the
Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Papers Project,
supported by Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.