Civil Rights Leaders

Susan B. Anthony & Booker T. Washington

Susan B. Anthony

Susan B. Anthony was born February 15th, 1820 in Adams, Massachusetts. She was raised is a Quaker family with long activist traditions.

Susan became a teacher for 15 years before becoming active in temperance. Supporting the abolition of alcohol.

Susan B. Anthony then took on major roles in education reforms, becoming a labor activist, a temperance worker, suffragists, and women's rights campaigner.

Facts (-:

  • After moving to Rochester in 1845, Susan B. Anthony's family became active in the anti-slavery movement. They held anti-slavery meetings at their barn every Sunday and were even joined by Frederick Douglass and William Lloyd Garrison.

  • Susan B. Anthony has her own museum and National Landmark.

  • Susan B. Anthony has her own coin.

Susan B. Anthony Timeline

  • 1820- Born in Adams, Massachusetts.
  • 1846- Took on position of head of girls' department at the academy, her first paid position.
  • 1853- Anthony began to campaign for women's property rights in New York state.
  • 1866- Founded the American Eagle rights association.
  • 1870- Anthony formed and was elected president of the Workingwomen's Central Associations.
  • 1875- attacked the "social evil" of prostitution
  • 1890- served on the board of trustees of Rochester's State Industrial School.
  • 1900- Retired as president of NAWSA

Booker T. Washington

Born April 5th 1865, Booker T. Washinton was an African-American educator, author, orator, and adviser to presidents of the United States. Between 1890 and 1915, Washington was the dominant leader in the African American community.

Booker T. Washington mastered the nuances of the political arena in the late 19th century which enabled him to manipulate the media, raise money, strategize, network, pressure, reward friends and distribute funds while punishing those who opposed his plans for uplifting blacks.

But what was his main goal??

It was to end the disfranchisement of the vast majority of African Americans living in southern states, where most of the millions of black Americans still lived.