Susan Brownell Anthony

(1820-1906 / Adams, Massachusetts)

Susan Brownell Anthony
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Susan Brownell Anthony (February 15, 1820 – March 13, 1906) was a prominent American civil rights leader who played a pivotal role in the 19th century women's rights movement to introduce women's suffrage into the United States. She was co-founder of the first Women's Temperance Movement with Elizabeth Cady Stanton as President. She also co-founded the women's rights journal, The Revolution. She traveled the United States and Europe, and averaged 75 to 100 speeches per year. She was one of the important advocates in leading the way for women's rights to be acknowledged and instituted in the American government. Her birthday on February 15, is commemorated as Susan B. Anthony Day in the U.S. ... more »

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  • ''Better lose me than lose a state.''
    Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906), U.S. suffragist, speaker, and editor. As quoted in The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony, ch. 38, by Ida Husted Harper (...
  • It will be the mistake of your life if you go into print in your own defence [sic]. Your denial will reach a new set of people and start them to talking, while the ones who read the original charges w...
    Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906), U.S. suffragist, speaker, and editor. As quoted in The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony, ch. 48, by Ida Husted Harper (...
  • ''Organize, agitate, educate, must be our war cry.''
    Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906), U.S. suffragist. As quoted in The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony, ch. 41, by Ida Husted Harper (1898). Said in 18...
  • ''I don't want to die as long as I can work; the minute I can not, I want to go.''
    Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906), U.S. suffragist. As quoted in The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony, ch. 46, by Ida Husted Harper (1898). Anthony sa...
  • ''Trust me that as I ignore all law to help the slave, so will I ignore it all to protect an enslaved woman.''
    Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906), U.S. suffragist. As quoted in The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony, vol. 1, ch. 12, by Ida Husted Harper (1898). In...
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