Susan B. Anthony


Susan Brownell Anthony, an American reform advocate, was born in Adams, Massachusetts, in 1820. She taught school for fifteen years, and perceiving that male teachers were payed a higher salary on average than female teachers, she became an ardent advocate of women's rights. Later she became involved in other popular causes such as temperance and the movement against slavery. In 1868 she founded The Revolution, a paper devoted to the rights of women, which failed shortly thereafter. Later, she was arrested for illegally voting in the national election on 1872. For many years she earnestly advocated woman suffrage, and was president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. Mrs. Anthony died in 1906.

Adapted from The Dictionary of Biography by Charles Morris

Key events during the life of Susan B. Anthony:

Birth of Mrs. Anthony.
  Taught school for fifteen years.
  Advocated for several popular causes, including temperance, antislavery, and women's rights.
Called a convention of women in Albany to discuss women's rights.
Founded The Revolution, a woman's rights newsletter.
Voted illegally in the National Election and was arrested.
Death of Mrs. Anthony.

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Susan B. Anthony  in  Heroes of Progress in America  by  Charles Morris

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