Susan B. Anthony,
Susan Brownell Anthony was born on February 15, 1820 in a Quaker family. She was an American social reformer and feminist. She played a big role in the women’s suffrage movement. Susan B. Anthony was also a leading figure in the abolitionist and women’s voting rights movement. She also campaigned the right for women to own their own property.
On February 15, 1820, in Adams, Massachusetts, Susan B. Anthony was born. She was born to Daniel Anthony and Lucy Read. Who were a local mill owners. Susan was the second oldest of seven children. Only six out of the seven Anthony children lived to be adults. One child was stillborn and another died at age two. She grew up in a Quaker family. A family that was committed to social equality. Her brothers Daniel and Merritt moved to Kansas to support the anti-slavery movement. Merritt fought with John Brown against pro-slavery forces during the Bleeding Kansas crisis. Daniel eventually owned a newspaper and became mayor of Leavenworth. Anthony's sister Mary, became a public school principal in Rochester, and a woman's rights activist. Early in her life she developed a sense of justice and strong moral range, and spent most of her life working on social causes. When Anthony was six years old, her family moved to Battenville, New York, where her father managed a large cotton mill. During the time period of 1830 to 1836, Miss Anthony attended The Friends' Boarding School in the Black Hill section of Plainfield, Connecticut. When she was seventeen, Anthony was sent to a Quaker boarding school in Philadelphia.
Anthony family moved to a farm in the Rochester, New York area, in 1845. The family was active in the anti-slavery movement. Anti-slavery Quakers met at their farm almost every Sunday, where they were sometimes joined by Frederick Douglass and William Lloyd Garrison.
In 1856 Anthony became an agent for the American Anti-Slavery Society. Where she arranged meetings, made speeches, put up posters, and distributed leaflets. She also came upon armed threats, and things thrown at her. Her image was also dragged on the street.
In 1863 Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, her acquaintance organized a Women's National
Loyal League to support and petition for the Thirteenth Amendment outlawing slavery. They went on to campaign for full citizenship for women and people of any race, including the right to vote, in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments. They were disappointed when women were excluded. Anthony continued to campaign for equal rights for all American citizens, including people who had been enslaved.
In 1846, at age 26, Susan B. Anthony took the position of head of the girls' department at Canajoharie Academy. She taught there for two years, earning $110 for a year.
In 1853 at the state teachers' convention Anthony called for women teachers to have a better pay. She also asked for women to have a voice at the convention and to have committee positions.
In 1859 Anthoney spoke before the state teachers' convention at Troy, N.Y. and at the Massachusetts teachers' convention, for coeducation (boys and girls together) and claimed that there was no difference between the minds of men and women.
Anthony called for equal educational opportunities for all regardless of race, and for all schools, colleges, and universities to open their doors to women and people who had been enslaved. She also campaigned for the right of children of people who had been enslaved to be able to attend public schools.
In the 1890s Anthony served on the board of