Thursday, August 20, 2009

Meet Susan B. Anthony

Summer Edition ~ By Chloe

Do you know who worked all of her life for women’s rights?

If you guessed Susan B. Anthony, you are correct.

Susan was born on February 18, 1820, in Adams, Massachusetts. She learned to read before she was four years old. When she was young, she worked in her father’s cotton mill and earned three dollars in two weeks, which was less than a man made.

In her adulthood, she became head of the girl’s section in school. She joined a temperance group in 1849. The temperance movement was to outlaw liquor. She worked for the Underground Railroad. This group helped runaway slaves. In 1851, she met Amelia Blommer and Elizabeth Cady Stanton at an abolitionist meeting, and they became best friends forever. In 1852, she walked out of the Sons of Temperance because women were not allowed to speak. Then she started a temperance society for women and quit because they let men in. She collected signatures for women to have control of their own money. Also, she worked for suffrage. Suffrage is the right to vote. In 1861-1865, the Civil War took place. In 1895, she became president of the American Woman Suffrage.

Unfortunately, Susan died on March 13, 1906, and at that point, women were still not allowed to vote. In the 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment gave women the right to vote.

I know Susan B. Anthony is important because she fought for women’s equality, but still women have a long ways to go for total equality.

Here is a hyperlink to learn more about Susan B. Anthony.

Below is my video presentation of my sculpture.

What do you think about the work Susan B. Anthony did for women?

Do you fight for any causes?


  1. I love your project! You have given me lots of ideas for my second graders. They love doing projects too! We are just beginning the year as I imagine you are I will be a follower of your blog!
    Ms. Mannino

  2. @piazzamannino,

    Thanks for a great compliment! I have already checked out your classroom blog and left a comment! We will be checking in to see what your second graders are doing!

    Linda Yollis


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