Susan B. Anthony was bornon 15 February 1820 in Adams, American, is Women’s Rights Activist. Susan B. Anthony was an American feminist who played a major role in the women's suffrage movement and served as the president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. She was committed to social equality and was also a civil rights activist and abolitionist. Born into a Quaker family with strong activist traditions, she developed a sense of justice early on and ventured into social activism as a teenager. Her father as well as several other members of her family, were abolitionists, and as a young girl, she too became involved in the anti-slavery movement. She grew up to become a teacher and ultimately became the head of the girls' department at Canajoharie Academy. She became acquainted with the prominent abolitionist Frederick Douglass and the fiery feminist Elizabeth Cady Stanton and was inspired to become a full-time social activist herself. She left the academy and joined Stanton in founding the New York Women's State Temperance Society. The duo then went on to initiate the American Equal Rights Association, which campaigned for equal rights for both women and African Americans. A very active figure in the women’s suffrage movement, she tirelessly campaigned to gain support for women’s right to vote. A strong willed and independent woman, she never married and dedicated her entire life to the causes she believed in.
In 1979, the United States Mint began issuing the Susan B
Anthony died on March 13, 1906, at the age of 86, due of heart failure and pneumonia
After having lived for years in hotels and with friends and relatives, she finally moved in with her sister in 1891
Anthony was one of the founders of the National Woman Suffrage Association (NWSA) which was formed in 1869
She played a major role in the formation of the American Equal Rights Association (AERA) in 1866 which was established with the purpose of securing equal rights to all American citizens, especially the right of suffrage, irrespective of race, color or sex
Her father encouraged all his children to get a good education, but unfortunately due to a financial crisis Susan had to discontinue her studies in 1837
Susan Brownell Anthony was born on February 15, 1820, to Daniel Anthony and Lucy Read in Adams, Massachusetts