Susan B. (Brownell) Anthony was an American social reformer and activist for women's rights. She was a champion of temperance, abolition, the rights of labor, and equal pay for equal work. She became one of the most visible leaders of the women's suffrage movement. At the age of 17, she was committed to social equality, and collected anti-slavery petitions.
Along with Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony traveled around the country delivering speeches in favor of women's suffrage. In 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Women's Right to Vote passed the House and Senate. It is known as the Susan B. Anthony Amendment.
More About Susan B. Anthony
Susan B. Anthony was born on February 15, 1820 in Adams, Massachusetts. Her father, Daniel, was a farmer and later a cotton mill owner. He was raised as a Quaker. Her mother, Lucy, came from a family that fought in the American Revolution and served in the Massachusetts state government. From an early age, Anthony was inspired by the Quaker belief that everyone was equal under God. That idea guided her throughout her life. She had seven brothers and sisters, many of whom became activists for justice and emancipation of slaves.
Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass became close friends in their quest for social justice and civil rights. Both were opposed to slavery and recognized its similarity to women's rights. The famous suffragist and abolitionist shared many common goals, and worked together to change America.
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