Susan B. Anthony

Susan B.Anthony was born on feb 15, 1880 in Adams, Massachusetts. She grew up in a politically active family and believes in the abolitionist movement. She was inspired to fight for women's rights while campaigning against the sale of alcohol with her family. She realized no one would take women in politics seriously unless they had the right to vote.The women could not have been involved in making changes they wanted to achieve without the vote. She worked with activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton and founded the National Woman Suffrage Association in 1869. Source.

National Woman's Suffrage Association was founded by Anthony and Stanton in New York City. Anthony and Stanton believed that instead of supporting the Fifteenth Amendment as it was, women’s rights activists should fight for women to be included as well. Their goals was to allow women to votes and make women equal members of the society. The Revolution’s motto was: “Justice, not Favors.—Men, their Rights and Nothing More; Women, their Rights and Nothing Less.” Source.

Susan B. Anthony`s cameo brooch is at the New York History Society. It was very fashionable throughout the 19th century and was worn by her around 1880-1896. She was a very strong woman activist and many of her supporters were proud to wear a cameo associated with the leader.

This is a timeline of Susan B. Anthony:

1820 - Susan Brownell Anthony born on February 15 in Adams, Massachusetts.
1826 - The Anthony family moves to Battenville, N.Y.
1838 - The 1837 depression causes the family loses the Battenville House.
1845 - The Anthony family moves to Rochester, NY.
1851 - Susan B. Anthony travels to Syracuse, N.Y., anti-slavery convention.
1852 - She attends her first women's rights convention.
1854 - Anthony circulates petitions for married women's property rights and woman suffrage. She is refused permission to speak at the Capitol and Smithsonian in Washington. She begins her New York State campaign for woman suffrage in Mayville, Chatauqua County, speaking and traveling alone.
1856 - Anthony becomes agent for the American Anti-Slavery Society.
1857 - At a New York State Teachers' Convention in Binghamton Anthony calls for education for women and Blacks.
1861 - Anthony conducts anti-slavery campaign from Buffalo to Albany-"No Union with Slaveholders. No Compromise."
1863 - Anthony and Stanton write the "Appeal to the Women of the Republic."
1868 - Anthony begins publication of The Revolution and forms Working Women's Associations for women in the publishing and garment trades.
1869 - Anthony calls the first Woman Suffrage Convention in Washington D.C.
1872 - Anthony is arrested for voting in the front parlor of 7 Madison Street (now 17 Madison) on November 18 and is indicted in Albany. She continues to lecture and attend conventions.
1873 - Anthony is tried and fined $100 and didnt pay
1905 - Anthony meets with President Theodore Roosevelt in Washington, D.C., about submitting a suffrage amendment to Congress.
1906 - Anthony dies at her Madison Street home on March 13.
1920 - The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, also known as the Susan B. Anthony amendment, grants the right to vote to all U.S. women over 21.


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“New-York Historical Society | Susan B. Anthony Cameo Brooch.” Accessed March 7, 2018.
“Our Labor History Timeline.” AFL-CIO. Accessed March 5, 2018.
“Susan B. Anthony - Women’s History - HISTORY.Com.” Accessed March 7, 2018.