Today, in 1820, Susan B. Anthony was born and so to was the legend that helped win women the right to vote and gain many, though not all, the rights men had in the US. They should ave had them all the time but that’s another story and another battle to fight at another time. She was arrested in 1872 for casting her vote for President in a never ending attempt to make it understood women had rights, and a brain, as well as men. She even made it onto a coin to commemorate her efforts to gain equal rights. Something tells me she would rather have had the right to vote than have her face on a coin that apparently few cared about.
How to celebrate – Study Susan B. Anthony’s attempts to gain equal rights for women. Throw Anthony a birthday party today! See if you can find any of the Susan B. Anthony dollar coins.
Today is Susan B. Anthony’s birthday. Of course, it occurred in 1820 but than’s not important. She is known for her drive to bring about equal rights for women, something we commonly accept today but back in her day, it was not very common. Women could not vote and really had no say even in their own lives.
She was arrested in 1872 for trying o vote in a Presidential election, something strictly forbidden in her day. She did help make the 19th amendment come about, finally award women the right to cast their vote legally. She also stood out for her anti-slavery stance and as well as other socially relevant issues.
Her home at 17 Madison Street in Rochester, New York stands as a monument to her efforts. She has also appeared on the famed coin dollar, not in use all that much anymore. Who knows where we would be if not for people like Susan B. Anthony, it’s good we don’t even have to consider that.
How to celebrate – Honor Susan B. Anthony today. See if you can find the Susan B. Anthony coin. Read the 19th amendment.
It seems that since the beginning of time, women have had to fight for their rights. Today few would disagree that women should have always had that right. (And if they do they had better keep it to themselves!)
Susan B. Anthony fought for the right to vote nearly all of her life. Born on February 15th, 1820 she made it her life long duty to right that wrong. She was anti-slavery and believed women were the equal to all men. The men of her era believed she was trying to destroy the institution of marriage… she was not. Her primary goal was attempting to win the right to vote giving women a say in how life would be for themselves and their children.
She was arrested in 1872 for attempting to vote and though she was instrumental in the passing of the 19th amendment she would not live long enough to see it finally passed in 1920. (Her death came in 1906)
To date, she is the only woman to appear on an American coin, the silver dollar. She will probably not be the last though. Everyone should have the right to vote, be respected and live life the way they choose. It should not matter what sex they are, or what color they are, or where they come from. Sometimes one must take their fight beyond what seems reasonable to others, but there is also a point where they may take it too far, stepping on the rights of others.
It is a fine art to get what you want while keeping others on your side. No doubt that while you are trying to obtain your end others will resist. Yelling and screaming rarely does the trick because while you may get it, you will create many, many enemies along the way. Susan B. Anthony was a great woman, let’s all learn from her victories… and from her losses as well.
How to celebrate – Celebrate the rights you have, not everyone has them! Try to make positive change, not negative resistance. Read a book about Susan B. Anthony.