Susan B. Anthony: She Championed Women’s Suffrage

$RYP0T1EMany people are familiar with Susan B. Anthony, a tireless champion for women’s suffrage who lived during the nineteenth century. Her political accomplishments are legendary. But did you know that this American civil rights champion was also a schoolteacher?

Beginning in 1939, Susan taught first at Eunice Kenyon’s Friends’ Seminary in New Rochelle, New York, and then at Canajoharie Academy in Canajoharie, New York. She left the profession in 1849 to devote her energy full-time to the women’s suffrage movement.

Although she did not live to see the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment guaranteeing women the right to vote, this historical achievement would not have been possible without Susan B. Anthony’s many years of devotion to the cause. You just know that someone who worked that hard for women’s rights worked equally diligently in the classroom.