Susan B. Anthony

Women's Rights Advocate, abolitionist, suffragist

Susan Brownell Anthony was an important figure in the women's suffrage movement. She was also very active in the anti-slavery movement. In 1852 she co-founded the New York Women's State Temperance Society with Elizabeth Cady Stanton. They formed many other groups over the years including the American Equal Rights Association and the National American Woman Suffrage Assocation.  In 1872, Anthony was arrested for voting in Rochester, New York. She was convicted and went to trial. She would not pay her fine, but the authorities did not pursue the matter. In 1878 due to Anthony and Stanton, Congress was presented with an amendment giving women the right to vote.  In 1920, it became the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. 

Birth Location: 
Adams, Massachusetts
Birth Date: 
February 15, 1820
Death Location: 
Rochester, New York
Death Date: 
March 13, 1906