SusanBAnthony and women's sufferage

Sumardia Bolton period 3

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Birth/Death Info

Born on February 15, 1820 in Adams, Massachusetts. She died in Rochester, new York on March 13, 1906.


Her parents were Daniel Anthony and Lucy Read. She was raised with a Quaker background. She would've had 7 siblings but one was a stillborn the other died at the age of two.


She attended public school until the age of seven when her teacher refused to teach her long division. She then attended her father's home-school. Lastly, she was at Miss Deborah Moulson's Female Seminary.


She was a pioneer in the Women's rights movement. Also, She was the co-founder of the Women's State Temperance Society, Women's national league, and the National Women Suffrage Association and was the publisher of the Women's Right's Newspaper: The Revolution

Important life events

In New York, 1826, she was sent to study at the Quaker school near Philadelphia. After her father's business failed (1830's), she returned home to help her family. She moved to a farm in Rochester, New York, where they were involved in the fight to end slavery. The farm served as a meeting place for famed Abolitionists such as Fredrick Douglass

Contributions Toward Change

Along with her accomplishments above, she and Elizabeth Cady Stanton founded the National Women's Rights Association. She also helped establish the American Equal Rights Association in 1866 with Stanton.

interesting facts

  • Her full name is Susan Brownell Anthony
  • She was arrested in 1872 for illegally voting
  • She gave as many as 75-100 speeches a year to support women's sufferage
  • Her famous last words were "Failure is impossible."
  • 14 years after she died, the 19th amendment was passed stating that women now had the right to vote