WXXI CELEBRATE 2020: SUSAN B. ANTHONY

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Born into a Quaker family in Adams Massachusetts, Susan B. Anthony became committed to social justice at an early age. In November of 1872 while protesting and leading the charge for women’s voting rights, she was arrested at her Rochester home for voting in the presidential election. In 1878 she and colleague Elizabeth Cady Stanton, co-authored an amendment to grant women the right to vote; But it wasn’t until August of 1920,-14 years after Anthony’s death, that the 19th amendment would be ratified into law.
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