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Happy Birthday, Susan B. Anthony!

Happy Birthday, Susan B. Anthony!

As we remember Susan B. Anthony on her birthday today, we are reminded of the importance of equal rights for all.

We know Susan B. Anthony as one of American’s foremost suffragettes and that alone is reason enough to celebrate her birthday today! Women’s rights weren’t the only cause she championed, though. Anthony was deeply committed to social equality for every human and fought against slavery and the rights of African American citizens.

Anthony changed the course of history. She faced adversity – including being arrested for voting – with strength. She knew that every individual, regardless of sex or race, deserves to have a voice and be heard.

She lent force and vision to the women’s suffrage movement. In 1878, she and Elizabeth Cady Stanton presented an amendment granting women the right to vote before Congress. After over four decades of work, she finally saw her efforts come to fruition when the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was signed 1920.

“Susan B. Anthony was born February 15, 1820, in Adams, Massachusetts. She was brought up in a Quaker family with long activist traditions. Early in her life, she developed a sense of justice and moral zeal.

After teaching for fifteen years, she became active in temperance. Because she was a woman, she was not allowed to speak at temperance rallies. This experience and her acquaintance with Elizabeth Cady Stanton led her to join the women’s rights movement in 1852. Soon after, she dedicated her life to woman suffrage.

Ignoring opposition and abuse, Anthony traveled, lectured, and canvassed across the nation for the vote. She also campaigned for the abolition of slavery, the right for women to own their property and retain their earnings, and she advocated for women’s labor organizations. In 1900, Anthony persuaded the University of Rochester to admit women.

Anthony, who never married, was aggressive and compassionate by nature. She had a keen mind and a great ability to inspire. She remained active until her death on March 13, 1906.”

The Maria Sanchez Show is grateful for the work Susan B. Anthony did pave the way for equal rights, and will be celebrating her birthday with you today!

Don’t forget to check out our latest program, Shadow Politics with Senator Michael D. Brown. Tune in on Sundays at 4:00 p.m. PST/7:00 p.m. EST.


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