Rochester, NY

Susan B. Anthony


"Susan B. Anthony was born February 15, 1820 in Adams, Massachusetts. She was brought up in a Quaker family with long activist traditions. Early in her life she developed a sense of justice and moral zeal.

After teaching for fifteen years, she became active in temperance. Because she was a woman, she was not allowed to speak at temperance rallies. This experience, and her acquaintance with Elizabeth Cady Stanton, led her to join the women's rights movement in 1852. Soon after, she dedicated her life to woman suffrage.

Ignoring opposition and abuse, Anthony traveled, lectured, and canvassed across the nation for the vote. She also campaigned for the abolition of slavery, the right for women to own their own property and retain their earnings, and she advocated for women's labor organizations. In 1900, Anthony persuaded the University of Rochester to admit women.

Anthony, who never married, was aggressive and compassionate by nature. She had a keen mind and a great ability to inspire. She remained active until her death on March 13, 1906."

Susan B. Anthony House

Partner: SewGreen@Rochester - Community, Creativity, Sustainability

SewGreen@Rochester is a volunteer-driven non-profit organization in cooperation with the original SewGreen in Ithaca, NY. We serve a dual mission to rescue fabric, yarn, and all related tools for reuse, and to provide educational classes and camps in sewing, knitting and crochet to people of all ages. We seek to build a community of diversity united by our love of making beautiful things.

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