Some Facts Regarding the Suffrage Movement and Susan B Anthony’s Involvement
November 13, 2011
American Public University
Most people have heard of Susan B Anthony as her face is on some of our dollar coins. But some may not know the reasons behind her being on that coin, and the way that she got there. This and many other things in themselves make her fascinating and intriguing as well.
Born on February 15 1820, Susan B. Anthony “was brought up in a Quaker family with long activist traditions1.” “After teaching for fifteen years, she became active in temperance. Because she was a woman, she was not allowed to speak at temperance rallies2.” “This experience, and her acquaintance with Elizabeth Cady Stanton, led her to join the women's rights movement in 18523.” “Ignoring opposition and abuse, Anthony traveled, lectured and canvassed across the nation for the vote4.” “She also campaigned for the abolition of slavery, women's right to their own property and earnings, and women's labor organizations5.” “In 1900, Anthony persuaded the University of Rochester to admit women6.” “Anthony, who never married, was aggressive and compassionate by nature7.” “She remained active until her death on March 13, 19068.”
Susan B Anthony “helped to found the American Equal Rights Association in 1866, and in 1868 with Stanton as editor, became publisher of Revolution9.” The masthead for this paper was “‘Men their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less’ and the aim of establishing ‘justice for all.’10" “Stanton and Anthony founded the National Woman Suffrage Association, larger than its rival American Woman Suffrage Association, associated with Lucy Stone, with which it finally merged in 189011.” “In 1869 the suffrage movement split, with Anthony and Stanton's National Association continuing to campaign for a constitutional amendment, and the American Woman Suffrage Association adopting a strategy of getting the vote for women on a state-by-state basis12.” “Wyoming became the first territory to give women the vote in 186913.” “In the late 1860s she even portrayed the vote of freedmen as threatening the safety of white women.14” “In 1900, aged 80,…