Susan B. Anthony

Susan-AnthonySusan Anthony is known for her advocacy of women rights. She was a leading American social reformer. At a very young age she recognized the sense of justice. She taught for almost fifteen years. She joined the women rights movement in 1852. She was a firm believer in the abolition of slavery. She travelled and tried hard to spread the message. She was successful in convincing University of Rochester to admit women.  She contributed in paving the path for the Nineteenth Amendment (1920) to the constitution which gave the right to vote to women.  She was even arrested for voting illegally in the presidential elections of 1872.  
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Full Name: Susan Brownell Anthony
Born: February 15, 1820, Adams, Massachusetts, United States
Died: March 13, 1906, Rochester, New York, United States
Occupation: Social Reformer, Activist
Nationality: American
Siblings: Daniel Read Anthony
Parents: Daniel Anthony, Lucy Read
Organizations founded: National Woman Suffrage Association, more

I always distrust people who know so much about what God wants them to do to their fellows.

White men have always controlled their wives' wages. Colored men were not able to do so until they themselves became free. Then they owned both their wives and their wages.

I will cut off this right arm of mine before I will ask for the ballot for the Negro and not for the woman.

No self-respecting woman should wish or work for the success of a party who ignores her sex.

This is rather different from the receptions I used to get fifty years ago. They threw things at me then but they were not roses.

Modern invention has banished the spinning wheel, and the same law of progress makes the woman of today a different woman from her grandmother.

I shall earnestly and persistently continue to urge all women to the practical recognition of the old Revolutionary maxim. Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God.

Resolved, that the women of this nation in 1876, have greater cause for discontent, rebellion and revolution than the men of 1776.


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