they moved to Rochester, New York in 1845 members of family of
Susan B. Anthony were active in the anti-slavery movement. Anti-slavery
Quakers met at their farm almost every Sunday, where they were
sometimes joined by Frederick Douglass and William Lloyd Garrison.
Anthony's brothers Daniel and Merritt were anti-slavery activists
1856 Anthony became an agent for the American Anti-Slavery Society,
arranging meetings, making speeches, putting up posters, and distributing
leaflets. She encountered hostile mobs, armed threats, and things
thrown at her. She was hung in effigy, and in Syracuse her image
was dragged through the streets.
1863 Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton organized a Women's National
Loyal League to support and petition for the Thirteenth Amendment
outlawing slavery. They went on to campaign for Black and women's
full citizenship, including the right to vote, in the Fourteenth
and Fifteenth Amendments. They were bitterly disappointed and
disillusioned when women were excluded. Anthony continued to campaign
for equal rights for all American citizens, including ex- slaves,
in her newspaper The
Revolution, which she began publishing in Rochester in 1868.
is from the website of the Susan
B. Anthony House in Rochester.
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