Making it right for everyone!

Women's rights leaders

Letter written by Susan B Anthony

Susan B. Anthony  was a great civil rights activist.   She was one of the founders of the National Woman’s Suffrage Association.  An organization fighting for the rights of women to vote and hold office. When looking through some of the primary documents, I was pleased to find the letter attached to this post.  Susan was well educated, as many of the men in that time period, but believed that blacks were humans and were just like whites.

Susan B. Anthony with the help of Elizabeth Cady Stanton stood up for women and lead a campaign that she did not live to see, but 14 years after her death, the 19th Amendment was passed giving women the rights to vote!

3 thoughts on “Making it right for everyone!

  1. After reading the letter above, it is obvious this is a primary document of great value. This letter most likely helped influence millions of people to allow African Americans the right to vote. Which eventually helped women gain the right to vote in later years as well.

  2. Although the 15th Amendment declare African Americans’ right to vote when it first passed on February 28,1869; but the law was not apply women. I think it was very courageous of the women at the time to fight for equal rights as men.

  3. I agree with your post Ruka. Susan B, Anthony help shape the rights for women. she was extremely dedicated to bring equality to the female gender. What makes her one of the powerful civil right activist is that she didnt back down from her rights until the 19 amendment was declared.

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