Source: World Book Encyclopedia, The Quarrie Corporation (1943)
BIRTHDATE: February 15, 1820
BIRTHPLACE: Adams, Massachusetts
EDUCATION: Although most girls did not receive a formal education in the early 1800's, Susan B. Anthony's father, Daniel, as a 6th generation Quaker, believed in equal treatment for boys and girls. Consequently, Susan and her three sisters had the same opportunity for advanced education as her two brothers. Susan attended a private Quaker boarding school in Philadelphia.
FAMILY BACKGROUND: The Anthony family was very active in the reform movements of the day. They worked for temperance (the prohibition of alcohol), the anti-slavery movement plus both of Susan B. Anthony's parents (Daniel and Lucy) and her sister Mary signed the "Declaration of Sentiments" at the Second Women's Rights Convention held in Seneca Falls, New York in 1848.
DESCRIPTION OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Susan B. Anthony dedicated her life to "the cause," the woman suffrage movement. The accomplishments of Susan B. Anthony paved the way for the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920 (14 years after her death) which gave women the right to vote. Her accomplishments include the following:
PLACE OF DEATH: Susan B. Anthony died in her home in Rochester, New York of pneumonia and heart failure. Her last public words, "Failure is impossible," became the suffrage rallying cry.
PORTRAYED BY: Long after Susan B. Anthony's death, Charlene Connors, who portrays her, became interested in women's history while working with a variety of women's organizations. She developed a multi-media presentation on the suffrage movement before joining Women in History.
QUOTE: Woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself.
- Susan B. Anthony
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