SUSAN B. ANTHONY

A FIGHTER FOR WOMEN'S RIGHTS

ALL ABOUT HER

Born on February 15, 1820 in Adams, Massachusetts she was the second oldest of eight children. She was born into a Quaker family. In the mid 1840s her family moved to a farm in Rochester New York. There they became involved in the fight to end slavery. After the Civil War she began to focus on women's rights.





Women's Rights

Susan B. Anthony had a strong moral compass. She was a suffragist. A suffragist is someone that believes that women can vote. In 1869 she and Elizabeth Cady Stanton founded the National Woman Suffrage Association. In 1872 she voted illegally in the presidential election. She was arrested. She fought the charges and was released with a $100 fine which she never paid.


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"To think I have had more than 60 years of hard struggle for a little liberty, and then to die without it seems so cruel" -Susan B. Anthony