Susan B. Anthony

Dedicated her life to fighting for women’s suffrage.

Suffragist Anthony dedicated her life’s work to getting women the right to vote. After spending 15 years as a teacher, she joined the abolishment movement and temperance rallies.

She wasn’t allowed to speak at the rallies because of her gender, so she ultimately joined the women’s rights movement in 1852.

In 1872, the movement took a turn and gained attention when Anthony was arrested for voting. She continued to speak out for women’s suffrage, gathering signatures for petitions and lobbying in Congress up until her death in 1906.

She died just a few years shy of the 1920 ratification of the 19th amendment, which finally gave women the right to vote. However, this addition to the constitution did not extend that right to many women of color across the nation.

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