Susan B. Anthony
By Emily Brown - 6th period
Born February 5, 1820, in Adams, Massachusetts, Susan B. Anthony was a social reformer, an abolitionist, a strong supporter of the temperance movement, and a fierce feminist who played a large role in helping women gain the right to vote. She grew up in a Quaker community in Pennsylvania, and after she completed boarding school she became a teacher. After ten years of teaching, Anthony tired of the profession and its endless prejudice against women, so she quit and became a full-time activist. She met and developed a close friendship with Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and together the two of them crusaded relentlessly for women's right to vote, temperance, and abolition. Unfortunately, Susan B. Anthony died on March 13, 1906, more than a decade before women could legally vote.
Susan B. Anthony marching with fellow feminists for women's rights
The sign reads "No self respecting woman should wish or work for the success of a party that ignores her sex"
Susan B. Anthony marching in support of women's suffrage
The sign reads "President Wilson says: 'This is the time to support Woman Suffrage'"
Susan B. Anthony crusading for women's right to vote
The sign reads "Failure is impossible"