Susan B. Anthony
By: Ben L.
New Jersey, Grade 3
Susan Brownell Anthony was born February 15,1820 in
the village of Adams, Massachusetts. She was the
second of eight children. Her family eventually moved
to Rochester, NY. She became a schoolteacher at the
age of 15 and continued until the age of 30.
Anthony was a radical reformer who first opposed the
drinking of liquor and slavery. After the Civil War
she protested violence against blacks and encouraged
blacks in the women’s suffrage movement. In 1851,
Anthony met Cady Stanton and the two began the women’s
suffrage movement. They worked to make an amendment
giving women the right to vote.
In 1906 she died, 14 years before the 19th Amendment
to the Constitution of the United States granted women
the right to vote. In 1979, she became the first
American woman to be pictured on a coin.
I picked Susan B. Anthony because my mother wanted me
to learn more about women’s rights and I wanted to
know where she got her courage to stand up for what
she believed in.