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Year Honored: 1973
Birth: 1820 - Death: 1906
Born In: Massachusetts,
Died In: New York,
Achievements: Humanities
Educated In: New York, Pennsylvania
Schools Attended:
Worked In: New York, Kansas, District of Columbia, California, Wyoming, Utah, Oregon, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Illinois, Maryland

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Susan B. Anthony

Susan B. Anthony taught school in New Rochelle and Canajoharie, New York, and discovered that male teachers were paid several times her salary. She devoted her first reform efforts to anti-slavery and to temperance, the campaign to curb alcohol. But when she rose to speak in a temperance convention, she was told, "The sisters were not invited here to speak!" Anthony promptly enlisted in the cause of women's rights.

In a lifelong partnership with Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Anthony's organizational skill and selfless dedication built the women's rights movement. The ballot, she became increasingly to believe, was the necessary foundation for all other advances. When she and Stanton published a newspaper, they called it The Revolution. Its motto was "Men their rights and nothing more; women their rights and nothing less." In order to press a test case of her belief that women, as citizens, could not be denied the ballot, Anthony voted. She was tried, convicted and fined for voting illegally.

For over thirty years she traveled the country almost ceaselessly working for women's rights. In 1906, her health failing, Anthony addressed her last women's suffrage convention. Although she sensed that the cause would not be won in her lifetime, she looked out across the assembled women and told them, "Failure is impossible."
Additional Sources:

Harper, Ida Husted. Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony. New York: Arno, 1969. NOTES: Reprint of the 1898-1908 ed.

Barry, Kathleen. Susan B. Anthony: A Biography of a Singular Feminist. New York: New York University Press, 1988. NOTES: Includes index. Bibliography: p. [408]-418.

Editor with Matilda Joslyn Gage and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. History of woman suffrage. Rochester, NY: Susan B. Anthony: Charles Mann, 1881-1922. NOTES: Volume 1 called 2nd ed., printed1889. Editors vols. 1-3: Anthony, Stanton, and Gage. V. 4: Susan B. Anthony and Ida H. Harper. V. 5-6: Ida H. Harper. Imprint caries: v.1 Susan B. Anthony, Charles Mann. --v. 2-4 Susan B. Anthony; Rochester, NY. --v. 5-6 New York, National American Woman Suffrage Association.

An Account of the Proceedings of the Trial of Anthony, on the Charge of Illegal voting, at the Presidential Election in November, 1872. Rochester: Daily Democrat and Chronicle Book Print, 1872. Reprinted 2002 by The Lawbook Exchange Limited.

From the Declaration of Rights of Women of the United States by the National Woman Suffrage Association, July 4th, 1876. Susan B. Anthony House. Rochester, 1999.

Edited by: Ann D. Gordon. The Selected Papers of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, Volume 1. "The School of Anti-Slavery 1840-1866."

Papers 1846-1934. 3 ft. (ca. 500 items). Library of Congress, Manuscript Division. Washington, D.C.

Papers 1815-1944, 2 boxes. Radcliffe College, The Arthur & Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America. Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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