Portrait of Susan B. Anthony
Susan Brownell Anthony (February 15, 1820 - March 13, 1906) was one of the most important women's rights advocates of the 19th century, along with Elizabeth Cady Stanton and others. She was vice-president-at-large of the National Woman's Suffrage Association from its creation in 1869 until 1892, when she became president. With Elizabeth Cady Stanton, she published The Revolution, a women's rights newspaper.
Susan B. Anthony spoke in Brooklyn at "woman's rights" gatherings many times. She lived the later part of her life in Rochester, New York. In the 1990s, the US government created the Susan B. Anthony dollar coin to commemorate her life and work.
Read more in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle:
"Universal Suffrage" (December 26, 1865)
"The Civil Rights Bill" (April 26, 1866)
"Woman Suffragists Talk" (February 21, 1886)
"Susan B. Anthony to Retire" (January 28, 1900)
For more information about women's rights, see Documents 87, 92, 95, and 97.
Citation - Document 96
The Beecher-Tilton Scandal scrapbook, Vol. 1 Part 1
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