Susan B. Anthony

Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906) was a teacher, activist, and strong leader in the women's rights movement. She was a suffragist, which means she fought for the women's right to vote. Unfortunately, she died in 1906, which was before women could legally vote in 1920.

Anthony was born in Massachusetts in February in 1820. Throughout her life, she fought for the women's rights movement. She campaigned for women's right to vote, right to own property, right to keep their own money, and the abolition of slavery.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Anthony joined together to fight against the unfair treatment of women and people of other races. They published a newspaper, put up posters, organized meetings, and made speeches for their cause.
The people involved in the women's rights movement created different memorabilia, or collectible items, to pass out or sell. These items promoted the movement and showed support for their struggle.
In the 1900s, pocket sized cameras were first invented. Luckily for the suffragists, that meant they could take pictures of their rallies that professional photographers or journalists weren't interested in covering. They would attach the pictures to postcards to promote their cause.
The suffragists created posters like these to promote the women's rights movement.
Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton started their own newspaper called "The Revolution" in 1869 because they were frustrated about the lack of coverage in popular newspapers.
"Let every woman who enjoys the freedom she helped to win and every man who rejoices in the larger horizon of the mothers of his race, give loving homage to the great heart and dauntless spirit of Susan B Anthony."
A list of reasons why women deserve the right to vote. Why? Because it is for the good of all people! It makes sense!
Women demanding their right to vote through a silent, but powerful, poster.
A suffragist and her children at a meeting in Connecticut
The first meeting of the International Alliance of Men for Women's Suffrage. There were a large number of men who agreed that women deserved the right to vote.
Women on a roof in New York City fighting for their rights
Woman being arrested for protesting
Woman being arrested for protesting
Along with the suffrage movement, the anti-suffrage movement grew. The people who fought against women's right did not want women to be able to vote, own land, and/or keep their own money.
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