Susan B. Anthony

Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906), reformer and woman suffrage advocate, became acquainted with Douglass and his associates through the Western New York Anti-Slavery Society and a women’s rights convention held at Rochester in 1848. In addition to her identification with the abolition movement, Anthony was an activist and organizer for groups calling for woman suffrage, married women’s property rights, more liberal divorce laws, women’s rights in the workplace, and temperance. With activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton, she co-founded the New York State Temperance Society, the New York State Woman’s Rights Committee, and the National Woman Suffrage Association. ANB, 1:547-550.

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