28. Susan B. Anthony: The First Women's Rights Activist

Long before the women's movement of the late and 70s, lived a 19th Century woman by name of Susan B. Anthony. Anthony was fighting women's rights long before the social revolution 50 ago. She was born in 1820 to a family. Quakers are a close-knit, faith-based group of who live a very simple and strict life. is a traditional way of life where gender are clearly defined.

She spent much of her life fighting for social change. She was an -slavery abolitionist, teacher, author, and was a leading figure gaining women the right to vote, and to office. The suffrage movement was designed to gain rights for women who previously had no voice government. Another social cause Anthony was heavily involved was the anti-slavery movement. Anthony made her family available for like-minded people to have anti-slavery meetings. was involved in the abolitionist movement until the of the American Civil War, when slavery was . She then turned her attention to women's rights.

founded a weekly publication called "The Revolution", which used to publish women's rights literature. The newspaper's was "Men their rights, and nothing more; women rights, and nothing less."

In 1872, after touring country trying to build momentum for women's rights, illegally voted in the presidential election. She was and fined, even though she fought. Anthony never the fine. The incident served to bring more to the struggle women had to endure. Anthony the good fight until her death in 1905 the age of 84. She is honored today the United States mint with the Susan B. $1 coin.