It’s Women's History Month and we’re saluting some of the many incredible women who have helped pave the way for equal treatment of women and have made this world a better place. Susan B. Anthony is our first empowered woman.
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
Here are our 8 favorite Susan B. Anthony quotes.
1. "Woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself. "
2. "Organize, agitage, educate, must be our war cry."
3. "Failure is impossible."
4. "No self respecting woman should wish or work for the success of a party that ignores her."
5. " No man is good enough to govern any woman without her consent."
6. "There never will be complete equality until women themselves help to make laws and elect lawmakers."
7. "We ask justice, we ask equality, we ask that all the civil and political rights that belong to citizens of the United States, be guaranteed to us and our daughters forever."
8. "The day will come when men will recognize woman as his peer, not only at the fireside, but in councils of the nation. Then, and not until then, will there be the perfect comradeship, the ideal union between the sexes that shall results in the highest development of the race."