Susan B. Anthony was an American social reformer, African Americans rights abolitionist and women’s rights activist. Additionally, she was the president of the National Woman Suffrage Association. Partnering with Elizabeth Cady Stanton, they founded the National Woman Suffrage Association. Her hard work eventually paved the way for the nineteenth amendment, giving women the right to vote. Susan B.
Anthony was a woman who believed that everyone deserves equal rights, despite gender and race. She spoke publicly about her beliefs, no matter what anyone else said about her. This hero was a woman who brought awareness for equality to the United States. A famous quote from this woman was the motto of the newspaper, “Men their rights and nothing less; woman their rights and nothing more.
” The significance of this quote Susan Brownell Anthony grew up in a politically active family. The second of Daniel Anthony and Lucy Read’s eight children, she was born on February 15, 1820. Unfortunately, only six of the Anthony children lived to be adults. Her father, Daniel Anthony was a respected Quaker, mill and factory owner, reformer, and believed that his sons, as well as daughters, should get an excellent education. He built the town’s first cotton mill. She was a precocious child, and learned to read and write at the age of three.
The family moved to Battenville, New York, in 1826, when Susan was six-years-old. Daniel prospered as manager of an even larger mill and could send Susan and her sister to a highly regarded Quaker boarding school near Philadelphia. Daniel Anthony’s good fortune, however, collapsed with a financial crisis that forced the Anthonys into bankruptcy, in 1837. The mill closed, Susan and her sister left boarding school, and the family filed bankruptcy. At age 18, Susan–to help with the family’s financial situation–took a job as an assistant teacher at a boarding school in New Rochelle, New York. After a year, Anthony took up teaching at a school in Center Falls until 1845, when her father, whose financial condition had improved, bought a farm near Rochester, New York. Anthony moved to Rochester, where she remained on the farm until accepting a position as headmistress of the Canajoharie Academy.
The city would become Susan’s permanent address for the rest of her life. There, she met many activists, who visited her family, including abolitionists William Lloyd Garrison and Frederick Douglass. This stimulated her interest in reform and she became involved in the anti-slavery movements.
Some abolitionists prevented women from speaking publicly, viewing it as ‘unsuited to their feminine roles.’ But, William Lloyd Garrison encouraged women’s full participation on the subject, and Anthony gave frequent speeches on behalf of ending slavery. Anthony was inspired and influenced by the abolitionists and activists that stopped by her family’s farm.