Susan B. Anthony: The American Civil Rights Movement

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Civil rights are the rights of citizens to political and social equality. One of the major goals of the American Civil Rights movement was to give all people, regardless of race, equal rights. In the United States, civil rights are supposed to be for all people. Throughout history, people have had to fight for their rights when others tried to deny them. Today, all people enjoy the benefits of civil rights advocates. Susan B. Anthony changed the course of history. Without Susan B. Anthony, things would not be as they are today. Susan B. Anthony has been drawn into civil rights in many ways. One way she got drawn in was that members of the Anthony family were active in the anti-slavery movement. Anti-slavery Quakers met at their farm almost …show more content…
Anthony made multiple accomplishments throughout her life to help enforce civil rights. One major accomplishment that she made was that she organized the National American Woman Suffrage Association, however, Anthony couldn’t have done it alone. When she met Elizabeth Cady Stanton in 1851, they both chipped in their time and effort in order to form the association. Another accomplishment that she made was she wrote The Revolution. This article advocated the eight hour workday and equal pay for equal work. Publishing this in New York brought her in contact with women in the printing trades. She encouraged women who worked for printing/sewing trades in New York to form Working Women's Associations. Anthony persuaded the committee on female labor to call for votes for equal pay for women; although, men deleted the reference to the vote. One quote that Anthony said was, “Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less” (www.brainyquote.com). In 1870, she formed and was elected president of the Working Women’s Central Association. This association drew reports on working conditions and provided multiple educational opportunities for working women. This can be considered as another accomplishment because she organized the association. As can be seen, Susan B. Anthony has made multiple accomplishments throughout her life to help enforce civil

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