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Happy Womens History Month! Celebrating 100 Years of Women's Suffrage

Published Mar 3rd 2020, 12:00am by Kaeli Gardner in Featured Articles

Join us as we celebrate Women's History Month in a big way!

This year is a major year for Women's History - 2020 marks the Centennial anniversary of Women's Suffrage.  It's an election year - which is not too surprising, 100 is divisible by 4 - so as you prepare to get out the vote, remember the wonderful women who paved the path for the "fairer sex" to the ballot box.

Today we're looking at one of American history's most prominent women:  Susan B. Anthony.  Here's some details on her, courtesy of the National Women's History Museum:

Champion of temperance, abolition, the rights of labor, and equal pay for equal work, Susan Brownell Anthony became one of the most visible leaders of the women’s suffrage movement. Along with Elizabeth Cady Stanton, she traveled around the country delivering speeches in favor of women's suffrage.

Susan B. Anthony was born on February 15, 1820 in Adams, Massachusetts. Her father, Daniel, was a farmer and later a cotton mill owner and manager and was raised as a Quaker. Her mother, Lucy, came from a family that fought in the American Revolution and served in the Massachusetts state government. From an early age, Anthony was inspired by the Quaker belief that everyone was equal under God. That idea guided her throughout her life. She had seven brothers and sisters, many of whom became activists for justice and emancipation of slaves. 

Read More at the NWHM

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