Susan B. Anthony

Ashton Martin


Born Susan Browne Anthony on February 15, 1820, in Adams, Massachusetts. Susan grew up in a Quaker family. She was one of six children. Two of her siblings died very young. Her dad was a local cotton mill owner.

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Susan was sent to study at a Quaker school near Philadelphia in 1826 after her family moved to Battlement, New York. After her father's business failed in the late 1830's, Anthony returned home to help her family make ends meet, and found work as a teacher.

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Susan started teaching at Canajoharie Academy in 1846. Susan got payed $110 a year. Anthony soon devoted more of her time to social issues. Susan left the Academy in 1849. For the next ten years Susan went to conventions. Three of these conventions were about Anti-slavery, teachers, and women rights.

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In 1856, Anthony began working as an agent for the American Anti-Slavery Society.


Even in her later years, Anthony never gave up on her fight for women's suffrage. After the Civil War, Anthony began focus more on women's rights. A dedicated writer and lecturer, Anthony died on March 13 1906.


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