November 5th 1872: Susan B. Anthony votes

On this day in 1872, the female suffrage advocate Susan B. Anthony broke the law by voting in the 1872 presidential election. Anthony was a famous advocate of women’s rights and female suffrage and co-founded the first Women’s Temperance Movement. She was arrested on June 18th the following year and eventually fined $100 after trying to vote in the election, despite her argument that she was protected by the Fourteenth Amendment. Anthony used the publicity to raise awareness of women’s rights and traveled the United States and Europe spreading her message of equality.

11/05/13 at 3:21pm
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