“Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less.”
—Susan B. Anthony
Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906) was an American social reformer and women’s rights activist who dedicated her life to women suffrage. It is largely because of her determination and zeal that women in American have the equal right to vote and own their own property. She campaigned for equal rights for most of her long life. In 1920—fourteen years after her death—the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, also known as the Susan B. Anthony Amendment was passed, granting the right to vote to all U.S. women over the age of 21.
So committed was Susan to her cause that once pledge the cash value of her life insurance to meet the University of Rochester’s financial demands for the admission of women. I don’t even think we realize how grateful we should be for women such as Susan B. Anthony.
Happy March, by the way—it’s Women’s History Month!