Women’s History Month: Susan B. Anthony
March 16, 2021
Women’s History Month is already halfway over. To commemorate this month, we at Tiger Eye News welcome you to our second spotlight of Women’s History Month: Susan B. Anthony.
Susan B. Anthony was born in 1820 to a Quaker family and was raised believing that everyone was equal under God. This led her to have a strong belief in equality for all from a young age. Before she ever fought for women’s rights, Anthony fought to abolish slavery and bring equal rights to African Americans and other people of color.
Anthony was a teacher at Canajoharie Academy in Montgomery, New York. During her career, she advocated for education for women and African Americans. She attended may anti-slavery and women’s rights conventions, which only strengthened her desire to bring these groups equal rights and opportunities.
Anthony led the first Woman Suffrage Convention in Washington D.C.. She was later arrested for voting and was fined $100. This setback did not discourage her, and she continued advocating for women’s rights until her death in 1906.
In 1920, the 19th amendment was added to the U.S. Constitution. This amendment, often nicknamed the Susan B. Anthony amendment, granted women the right to vote. She may not have been around to see it happen, but Anthony’s activism was successful and led to women’s rights being greatly expanded in the future. Her legacy and the incredible work she did for women and African Americans secures Susan B. Anthony the second Tiger Eye News spotlight for Women’s History Month.