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Happy Birthday to Susan B. Anthony

Today, the 15th of February, I’m  wishing Happy Birthday to Susan B. Anthony who was born on that date in 1820, almost two hundred years ago.  With her erect posture, dark-brown hair, steely eyes, a bump on the bridge of … Continue reading

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“Walk Where They Walked”: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony in Wisconsin

A woman who read Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony: A Friendship That Changed the World recently contacted me via my website: “After reading your book about their friendship, I’d love to walk where they walked, etc.  I’m from … Continue reading

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I Voted

Very cool:  I just came in from planting bulbs and found this email from Rebecca Lubetkin: “This one is for all of the women voters! In the last 36 hours, Susan B. Anthony’s grave in Mt. Hope Cemetery has been … Continue reading

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Susan B. Anthony

Susan B. Anthony was born on February 15, 1820, so Happy Birthday to Susan B! “I wonder,” she once wrote to a young women, “if when I am under the sod–or cremated and floating in the air–I shall have to … Continue reading

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An opera about Susan B. Anthony

I am super excited that tomorrow night Linda and I are going to a performance of “The Mother of Us All,” an opera (premiered in 1947) by Gertrude Stein (text) and Virgil Thomson (music) drawn from the life of Susan … Continue reading

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Susan B. Anthony’s “inexpressible pleasure”

Today–Dec. 10th–in 1869 legislators in the territory of Wyoming passed a bill granting women the right to vote.  Susan B. Anthony was in the gallery of the U. S. House of Representatives during the debate about whether or not to … Continue reading

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Susan B. Anthony Votes

Susan B. Anthony voted in Rochester, NY, on this day, Nov. 5th, in 1872. “Well,” she wrote to Elizabeth Cady Stanton, “I have been & gone & done it!! Positively voted.”  During a visit to Rochester, I photographed this marker … Continue reading

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Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton

 Elizabeth Cady Stanton dedicated her “Reminiscences” to Susan B. Anthony, her “steadfast friend for half a century.” She also devoted two chapters to Susan: “So closely interwoven,” she wrote, “have been our lives, our purposes, and experiences that, separated, we … Continue reading

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A Life Lesson

A life lesson from Susan B. Anthony: “Live as simply as you can. Eat what you find agrees with your constitution–when you can get it, sleep whenever you are sleepy, and think as little of these details as possible.” This … Continue reading

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Life Lessons

One of the life lessons I’ve learned from the many strong women I’ve written & spoken about is–embrace a cause bigger than yourself! Here is how Anna Howard Shaw– orator, physician, minister, suffragist, co-worker & close friend of Susan B. … Continue reading

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