98 Facts About Susan B Anthony


In 1852, they founded the New York Women's State Temperance Society after Anthony was prevented from speaking at a temperance conference because she was female.

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In 1872, Susan B Anthony was arrested in her hometown of Rochester, New York for voting in violation of laws that allowed only men to vote.

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Susan B Anthony traveled extensively in support of women's suffrage, giving as many as 75 to 100 speeches per year and working on many state campaigns.

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Susan B Anthony worked internationally for women's rights, playing a key role in creating the International Council of Women, which is still active.

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Susan B Anthony helped to bring about the World's Congress of Representative Women at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893.

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When she first began campaigning for women's rights, Susan B Anthony was harshly ridiculed and accused of trying to destroy the institution of marriage.

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Susan B Anthony became the first female citizen to be depicted on US coinage when her portrait appeared on the 1979 dollar coin.

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Susan Anthony was born on February 15,1820, to Daniel Anthony and Lucy Read Anthony in Adams, Massachusetts, the second-oldest of seven children.

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Susan B Anthony was named for her maternal grandmother Susanah, and for her father's sister Susan.

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Susan B Anthony never used the name Brownell herself, and did not like it.

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Susan B Anthony continued to attend Quaker meetings anyway and became even more radical in his beliefs.

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Susan B Anthony's mother was a Methodist and helped raise their children in a more tolerant version of her husband's religious tradition.

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When Susan B Anthony was six years old, her family moved to Battenville, New York, where her father managed a large cotton mill.

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When she was seventeen, Susan B Anthony was sent to a Quaker boarding school in Philadelphia, where she unhappily endured its severe atmosphere.

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Susan B Anthony was forced to end her studies after one term because her family was financially ruined during an economic downturn known as the Panic of 1837.

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Susan B Anthony did not take part in either of these conventions because she had moved to Canajoharie in 1846 to be headmistress of the female department of the Canajoharie Academy.

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Susan B Anthony was interested in social reform, and she was distressed at being paid much less than men with similar jobs, but she was amused at her father's enthusiasm over the Rochester women's rights convention.

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Susan B Anthony worked at this task for a couple of years but found herself increasingly drawn to reform activity.

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Susan B Anthony embarked on her career of social reform with energy and determination.

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In 1851, Susan B Anthony was introduced to Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who had been one of the organizers of the Seneca Falls Convention and had introduced the controversial resolution in support of women's suffrage.

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Susan B Anthony excelled at organizing, while Stanton had an aptitude for intellectual matters and writing.

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Susan B Anthony was dissatisfied with her own writing ability and wrote relatively little for publication.

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Stanton was homebound with seven children while Susan B Anthony was unmarried and free to travel, Susan B Anthony assisted Stanton by supervising her children while Stanton wrote.

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Susan B Anthony organized a hearing on that law before the New York legislature, the first that had been initiated in that state by a group of women.

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In 1853, Susan B Anthony attended the World's Temperance Convention in New York City, which bogged down for three chaotic days in a dispute about whether women would be allowed to speak there.

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When Susan B Anthony tried to speak at the New York State Teachers' Association meeting in 1853, her attempt sparked a half-hour debate among the men about whether it was proper for women to speak in public.

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Susan B Anthony continued to speak at state teachers' conventions for several years, insisting that women teachers should receive equal pay with men and serve as officers and committee members within the organization.

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In 1852, Susan B Anthony attended her first National Women's Rights Convention, which was held in Syracuse, New York, where she served as one of the convention's secretaries.

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In 1853, Susan B Anthony worked with William Henry Channing, her activist Unitarian minister, to organize a convention in Rochester to launch a state campaign for improved property rights for married women, which Susan B Anthony would lead.

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Susan B Anthony took her lecture and petition campaign into almost every county in New York during the winter of 1855 despite the difficulty of traveling in snowy terrain in horse and buggy days.

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Susan B Anthony resisted at first, feeling that she was needed more in the field of anti-slavery activities.

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Susan B Anthony presided at the 1858 convention, and when the planning committee for national conventions was reorganized, Stanton became its president and Susan B Anthony its secretary.

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Susan B Anthony continued to be heavily involved in anti-slavery work at the same time.

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In 1837, at age 16, Susan B Anthony collected petitions against slavery as part of organized resistance to the newly established gag rule that prohibited anti-slavery petitions in the US House of Representatives.

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In 1856, Susan B Anthony agreed to become the New York State agent for the American Anti-Slavery Society with the understanding that she would continue her advocacy of women's rights.

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Susan B Anthony organized a meeting of "mourning and indignation" in Corinthian Hall in Rochester on the day he was executed.

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Susan B Anthony presided over the meeting, which raised money for Brown's family.

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Susan B Anthony developed a reputation for fearlessness in facing down attempts to disrupt her meetings, but opposition became overwhelming on the eve of the Civil War.

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Susan B Anthony expressed a vision of a racially integrated society that was radical for a time when abolitionists were debating the question of what was to become of the slaves after they were freed, and when people like Abraham Lincoln were calling for African Americans to be shipped to newly established colonies in Africa.

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In 1860, when Susan B Anthony sheltered a woman who had fled an abusive husband, Garrison insisted that the woman give up the child she had brought with her, pointing out that the law gave husbands complete control of children.

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Susan B Anthony was the chief organizer of this effort, which involved recruiting and coordinating some 2000 petition collectors.

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Susan B Anthony stayed with her brother Daniel in Kansas for eight months in 1865 to assist with his newspaper.

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Susan B Anthony headed back east after she learned that an amendment to the US Constitution had been proposed that would provide citizenship for African Americans but would for the first time introduce the word "male" into the constitution.

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Susan B Anthony supported citizenship for blacks but opposed any attempt to link it with a reduction in the status of women.

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Susan B Anthony managed the business aspects of the paper while Stanton was co-editor along with Parker Pillsbury, an abolitionist and a supporter of women's rights.

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Susan B Anthony intended for The Revolution to partially fill that void, hoping to grow it eventually into a daily paper with its own printing press, all owned and operated by women.

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Susan B Anthony viewed the program as an opportunity to increase employment of women in a trade from which women were often excluded by both employers and unions.

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At the next NLU Congress, Susan B Anthony was first seated as a delegate but then unseated because of strong opposition from those who accused her of supporting strikebreakers.

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Susan B Anthony worked with the WWA to form all-female labor unions, but with little success.

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Susan B Anthony accomplished more in her work with the joint campaign by the WWA and The Revolution to win a pardon for Hester Vaughn, a domestic worker who had been found guilty of infanticide and sentenced to death.

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Susan B Anthony was emerging on the national scene as a female leader, something new in American history, and she did so as a single woman in a culture that perceived the spinster as anomalous and unguarded.

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Susan B Anthony did not draw a salary from either it or its successor, the NAWSA, but on the contrary used her lecture fees to fund those organizations.

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Susan B Anthony had remained unmarried gave her an important business advantage in this work.

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Undaunted, five women, headed by Susan B Anthony, walked onto the platform during the ceremony and handed their Declaration to the startled official in charge.

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Spotting an unoccupied bandstand outside the hall, Susan B Anthony mounted it and read the Declaration to a large crowd.

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Susan B Anthony sometimes had the use of the private railroad car of Jane Stanford, a sympathizer whose husband owned a major railroad.

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Susan B Anthony was arrested on November 18,1872, by a US Deputy Marshal and charged with illegally voting.

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Susan B Anthony's trial generated a national controversy and became a major step in the transition of the broader women's rights movement into the women's suffrage movement.

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Susan B Anthony spoke throughout Monroe County, New York, where her trial was to be held and from where the jurors for her trial would be chosen.

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Susan B Anthony responded by speaking throughout that county before the trial began.

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Trial, United States v Susan B Anthony, began on June 17,1873, and was closely followed by the national press.

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Susan B Anthony responded with "the most famous speech in the history of the agitation for woman suffrage", according to Ann D Gordon, a historian of the women's movement.

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When Justice Hunt sentenced Susan B Anthony to pay a fine of $100, she responded, "I shall never pay a dollar of your unjust penalty", and she never did.

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Susan B Anthony had for years saved letters, newspaper clippings, and other materials of historical value to the women's movement.

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Susan B Anthony acted as her own publisher, which presented several problems, including finding space for the inventory.

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Susan B Anthony was forced to limit the number of books she was storing in the attic of her sister's house because the weight was threatening to collapse the structure.

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Susan B Anthony handled the production details and the extensive correspondence with contributors.

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Susan B Anthony published Volume 4, which covers the period from 1883 to 1900, in 1902, after Stanton's death, with the help of Ida Husted Harper, Susan B Anthony's designated biographer.

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Susan B Anthony traveled to Europe in 1883 for a nine-month stay, linking up with Stanton, who had arrived a few months earlier.

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Susan B Anthony opened the first session of the ICW and presided over most events.

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Susan B Anthony increased the pressure by covertly initiating a petition that was signed by wives and daughters of Supreme Court judges, senators, cabinet members and other dignitaries.

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The founding meeting was chaired by Susan B Anthony, who was declared to be the new organization's honorary president and first member.

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Susan B Anthony deferred to Stanton in other ways, not accepting an office in any organization that would place her above Stanton.

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When Stanton arrived at an important meeting in 1888 with her speech not yet written, Susan B Anthony insisted that Stanton stay in her hotel room until she had written it, and she placed a younger colleague outside her door to make sure she did so.

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Susan B Anthony remained as leader of the NAWSA and continued to travel extensively on suffrage work.

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Susan B Anthony played a key role in raising the funds required by the University of Rochester before they would admit women students, pledging her life insurance policy to close the final funding gap.

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Susan B Anthony died at the age of 86 of heart failure and pneumonia in her home in Rochester, New York, on March 13,1906.

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Susan B Anthony did not live to see the achievement of women's suffrage at the national level, but she still expressed pride in the progress the women's movement had made.

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Susan B Anthony's papers are held in library collections of Harvard University and its Radcliffe Institute, Rutgers University, the Library of Congress, and Smith College.

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Susan B Anthony is the author of a 6 volume work History of Woman Suffrage.

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Susan B Anthony was raised a Quaker, but her religious heritage was mixed.

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Susan B Anthony's father was a radical Quaker who chafed under the restrictions of his more conservative congregation.

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In 1848, three years after the Susan B Anthony family moved to Rochester, a group of about 200 Quakers withdrew from the Hicksite organization in western New York, partly because they wanted to work in social reform movements without interference from that organization.

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Some of them, including the Susan B Anthony family, began attending services at the First Unitarian Church of Rochester.

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When Susan B Anthony returned home from teaching in 1849, she joined her family in attending services there, and she remained with the Rochester Unitarians for the rest of her life.

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Susan B Anthony was listed as a member of First Unitarian in a church history written in 1881.

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Susan B Anthony maintained her membership in the local Hicksite body but did not attend its meetings.

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Susan B Anthony joined the Congregational Friends, an organization that was created by Quakers in western New York after the 1848 split among Quakers there.

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Susan B Anthony later became close friends with William Channing Gannett, who became the minister of the Unitarian Church in Rochester in 1889, and with his wife Mary, who came from a Quaker background.

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Susan B Anthony loved children and helped raise the children in the Stanton household.

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When Lucy Stone abandoned her pledge to stay single, Susan B Anthony's scolding remarks caused a temporary rupture in their friendship.

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Susan B Anthony fiercely opposed laws that gave husbands complete control over the marriage.

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Gordon, Sherr and others contested this portrayal, saying these statements either were not made by Susan B Anthony, were not about abortion, or had been taken out of context.

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Susan B Anthony is commemorated along with Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott in the Portrait Monument sculpture by Adelaide Johnson at the United States Capitol, unveiled in 1921.

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Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B Anthony Papers project was an academic undertaking to collect and document all available materials written by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Anthony, which began in 1982.

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US Treasury Department announced on April 20,2016, that an image of Susan B Anthony would appear on the back of a newly designed $10 bill along with Lucretia Mott, Sojourner Truth, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Alice Paul.

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Susan B Anthony Day is a commemorative holiday to celebrate the birth of Anthony and women's suffrage in the United States.

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Susan B Anthony List is a non-profit organization that seeks to reduce and ultimately end abortion in the US.

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