Anna Howard Shaw


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Anna Howard Shaw (February 14, 1847 – July 2, 1919) was a leader of the women's suffrage movement in the United States. She was also a physician and the first ordained female Methodist minister in the United States. more »

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  • ''It is better to be true to what you believe, though that be wrong, than to be false to what you believe, even if that belief is correct.''
    Anna Howard Shaw (1847-1919), U.S. minister and suffragist. As quoted in History of Woman Suffrage, vol. 4, ch. 15, by Susan B. Anthony and Ida Husted...
  • ''The millennium will not come as soon as women vote, but it will not come until they do vote.''
    Anna Howard Shaw (1847-1919), U.S. minister and suffragist. As quoted in History of Woman Suffrage, vol. 4, ch. 17, by Susan B. Anthony and Ida Husted...
  • ''When I hear that there are 5,000,000 working women in this country, I always take occasion to say that there are 18,000,000 but only 5,000,000 receive their wages.''
    Anna Howard Shaw (1847-1919), U.S. minister, suffragist, and speaker; born in England. As quoted in History of Woman Suffrage, vol. 5, ch. 8, by Ida H...
  • ''Any woman who does not live for unselfish service is a useless cumberer of the earth.''
    Anna Howard Shaw (1847-1919), U.S. suffragist, minister, and speaker; born in England. As quoted in History of Woman Suffrage, vol. 5, ch. 1, by Ida H...
  • ''I would rather be known as an advocate of equal suffrage than to speak every night on the best-paying platforms in the United States and ignore it.''
    Anna Howard Shaw (1847-1919), U.S. suffragist, minister, and speaker; born in England. As quoted in History of Woman Suffrage, vol. 5, ch. 1, by Ida H...
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