Women, we must continue to exercise the right to vote, especially after brave women fought for us to have that right. I think this is a fitting tribute.
Susan Brownell Anthony was born on February 20, 1820, and died on March 13, 1906. She was an American social reformer and feminist who played a pivotal role in the women’s suffrage movement.
She was committed to social equality, she collected anti-slavery petitions at the age of 17. In 1856, she became the New York state agent for the American Anti-Slavery Society.
In 1863, she and Elizabeth Cady Stanton founded the Women’s Loyal National League, which conducted the largest petition drive in the nation’s history up to that time, collecting nearly 400,000 signatures in support of the abolition of slavery. In 1866, they initiated the American Equal Rights Association, which campaigned for equal rights for both women and African Americans.
In 1878, Anthony and Stanton arranged for Congress to be presented with an amendment giving women the right to vote. Commonly known as the Anthony Amendment and introduced by Sen. Aaron A. Sargent (R-CA), it became the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1920.