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Susan B. Anthony

Super Power: Fighter for Women's Rights

Adams, MA

Susan B. Anthony

February 15, 1820 to March 13, 1906

Photo Credit: by G.E. Perine, via Wikimedia Commons.

About ...

Susan B. Anthony was a suffragist, abolitionist, author, speaker, and President of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. She was one of the main leaders in women's rights movement in the U.S. in the 19th century.

She traveled, lectured, and journeyed across the nation to gain support for women's rights and the abolition of slavery. Her tireless work and dedication helped create the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote in 1920, 14 years after her death.

Special Facts ...

  • Persuaded the University of Rochester to admit women in 1900
  • First women to be depicted on U.S. currency (the dollar coin, in 1979)
  • In 1936, the U.S. Post Office issued its first postage stamp honoring Susan B. Anthony

Famous Quote:

"I declare to you that woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself, and there I take my stand."

-Susan B. Anthony