Susan Brownell Anthony – USA (1820 – 1906)

Susan Brownell Anthony (February 15, 1820 – March 13, 1906) was a prominent American civil rights leader who played a pivotal role in the 19th century women’s rights movement to secure women’s suffrage in the United States. She traveled the United States and Europe, and gave 75 to 100 speeches per year on women’s rights for 45 years … (full long text).

Her bio on UMKC: … to another generation of American, she was “Aunt Susan,” the crusader who devoted a lifetime of tireless work to the cause of women’s rights …; on Research MITH; on winning the vote; on Project Gutenberg: The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Volume 1 of 2) by Ida Husted Harper, and: An Account of the Proceedings on the Trial of Susan B. Anthony, on the Charge of, and: Susan B. Anthony by Alma Lutz; on Rochester History Resources; on fyne times; on Quotation Park; on; on Lakewood Public Library /Women in History; … and thousands more

Regarding her Trial on the charge of illegal voting (1874), find her quotations on wikiquote.

She said: “The true woman will not be exponent of another, or allow another to be such for her. She will be her own individual self… Stand or fall by her own individual wisdom and strength… She will proclaim the “glad tidings of good news” to all women, that woman equally with man was made for her own individual happiness, to develop … every talent given to her by God, in the great work of life”. (wikiquote).


Susan Brownell Anthony – USA (1820 – 1906)

Miss Susan B. Anthony Died This Morning, March 13, 1906 on NYT.

She said also: “The men and women of the North are slaveholders, those of the South slaveowners. The guilt rests on the North equally with the South”. (wikiquote).

Civil Rights Pictures.

And she said: “Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputation and social standing, never can bring about a reform. Those who are really in earnest must be willing to be anything or nothing in the world’s estimation”. (wikiquote).

Argument for the Defense Concerning Legal Issues in the Case of United States vs Susan B. Anthony, May 31, 1870.

And then she said: “Many Abolitionists have yet to learn the ABC of woman’s rights”. (wikiquote).

CIVIL RIGHTS: Judges followed Parks’ bold lead, College of Charleston News Stories, November 2005.

And more she said: We assert the province of government to be to secure the people in the enjoyment of their unalienable rights. We throw to the winds the old dogma that governments can give rights”. (wikiquote).

Famous American Trials: The Trial of Susan B. Anthony 1873.

And also she said: One-half of the people of this nation to-day are utterly powerless to blot from the statute books an unjust law, or to write there a new and a just one”. (wikiquote).

The Papers of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony.

Finally she said: “Woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself”. (wikiquote).

Role model: Susan B. Anthony to come to life.

… After Anthony’s arrest, which occurred two weeks after the November 5 election, there was a hearing to determine if she had, in fact, broken the law. The three young men who registered her as a voter on November 1, 1872, and accepted her ballot at the polls on Election Day were interviewed at the hearing … (full text).

Find about her and her publications on amazon, on Google Image-search; on Google Photo-search Picasa; on YouTube; on Google Video-search; on Google Group-search; on Google Book-search; on Google Scholar-search; on Google Blog-search.
Regarding her Association she said: “The one distinct feature of our Association has been the right of the individual opinion for every member. We have been beset at every step with the cry that somebody was injuring the cause by the expression of some sentiments that differed with those held by the majority of mankind. The religious persecution of the ages has been done under what was claimed to be the command of God. I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do to their fellows, because it always coincides with their own desires”. (wikiquote).

After Being Convicted Of Voting In The 1872 Presidential Election, Famous Speech by Susan B. Anthony.

Susan Brownell Anthony, the daughter of Daniel Anthony, a cotton manufacturer, was born in Adams, Massachusetts, on 15th February, 1820. Her father was a Quaker who campaigned against the slave trade. After an education at her father’s school and a Philadelphia boarding school, she began teaching at a female academy near Rochester, New York. In 1852 Anthony joined with Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Amelia Bloomer in campaigning for women’s suffrage and equal pay. Anthony also became involved in the campaign for prohibition and was active in the American Anti-Slavery Society and helped escaped slaves on the Underground Railroad. During the American Civil War Anthony strongly supported the Union cause. She also aided the administration of President Abraham Lincoln by forming the Women’s Loyal League. In 1866 Anthony joined with Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott and Lucy Stone to help establish the American Equal Rights Association. The following year, the organisation became active in Kansas where Negro suffrage and women’s suffrage was to be decided by popular vote. However, both ideas were rejected at the polls. In 1868 Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton established the political weekly, The Revolution … (full long text).

Susan Brownell Anthony and Homeopathy.

Social Reformer. One of the most famous suffragettes, she traveled, lectured and canvassed the nation for the vote for over sixty years while also advocating the abolition of slavery, women’s rights to their own property and earnings, and the right to organize and belong to women’s labor organizations. She dedicated her life to women’s suffrage while encountering hostile mobs, armed threats, objects were hurled while her image was hung in effigy or dragged through the streets of America … (full text).

The Susan B. Anthony House.

Misattributed: “Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God”: This statement was widely used as an abolitionist and feminist slogan in the 19th century and has sometimes been attributed to Anthony, who famously used it, but cited it as an “old revolutionary maxim”; it has also frequently been attributed to Thomas Jefferson, and to Benjamin Franklin, who has been cited as having proposed it as the motto of the United States, as well as to English theologian William Tyndale. The earliest definite citations of a source yet found in research for Wikiquote indicates that it was declared by Massachusetts Governor Simon Bradstreet after the overthrow of Dominion of New England Governor Edmund Andros in relation to the “Glorious Revolution” of 1688, as quoted in Official Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the State Convention: assembled May 4th, 1853 (1853) by the Massachusetts Constitutional Convention, p. 502. It is also quoted as a maxim that arose after the overthrow of Andros in A Book of New England Legends and Folk Lore (1883) by Samuel Adams Drake. p.426 … (see more about her statements on wikiquote).

Concerning actual votings: The Susan B. Anthony List (defending abortion and other women concerns).


Stories in Stone: Famous People in Mount Hope Cemetery, and its Photo Gallery;;

The Frederick Douglass-Susan B Anthony Memorial Bridge (formerly Troup Howell), Monroe County, NY, USA;

The Suffragettes: on Parliament Archive UK; on history learning site; on BBC news; on roman britain freeserve; on the struggle for democracy; on exploring 20th century, London; on Edwardian Emporium; on wikipedia.

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